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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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27 Jun 2019
More than 1,600 children are reportedly missing since 2015 from the Dutch asylum centers, according to COA, the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers in the Netherlands, and Nidos, an independent family guardian organization that ...
19 Mar 2019
As unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children form a significant part of the refugee and migrant population who are still arriving in Serbia, the number of unaccompanied children is changing substantially and accounts...
17 Jul 2018
Last Week the UN General Assembly has agreed to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. The UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) is a collective agreement among UN member states to improve cooperation and...
12 Apr 2018
A recent decision of the European Court of Justice on the case A and S v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie (The Netherlands) ruled that unaccompanied refugee minors have the right to family reunification, and this right “is not at the...
26 Jul 2017
According to the findings of a UNICEF report, a numerous amount of Africa's migrant children fleeing their home due to private and public disputes had intended on traveling abroad to neighboring countries to obtain work, as opposed to European...
20 Jul 2017
The International Business Times, refers to the findings of the newly published "Lone Migrant Children Left Unprotected" report, produced by Human Rights Watch, which states that refugee adolescent youth are being categorized as adult refugees, and...
15 Jun 2017
The Local quotes Save the Children in a recent statement that claimed over 70,000 unaccompanied child migrants have arrived to Italy since 2016. Having this being said, Save the Children is pleading for Italian officials to do more to assist these...
18 May 2017
An article published by Newstalk notes the high number of unaccompanied migrant youth traveling across borders to elude catastrophes present in their homeland. The article makes use of a recent UNICEF report, which identifies that a minimum of 300,...
12 Mar 2017
11-year-old Emran should be at school, enjoying a peace apparently secured in his native Afghanistan by Allied forces. Instead this boy with an ever-present smile and unquenchable spirit is on the road, navigating his own way across southern and...
18 Oct 2016
'UNICEF' reports that from January to October 2016 it is estimated that more than 20,000 unaccompanied and separated children arrived by sea to Italy. This is already more than in 2015 when there were in total 16,500 child arrivals, of whom 12,300...

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