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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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05 Sep 2019
Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orbán, said yesterday at a government-organized conference on population trends, that economic incentives for families should boost birth rates and solve population issues, not immigration. The 3rd Budapest...
26 Sep 2017
The Hungarian left-wing daily Nepszava published an article about migrant and refugee children in Hungary, who are not cared for properly by the Hungarian state.  "These children do not cry. Even as a total stranger you can examine them, they don't...
22 Sep 2017
Attention has been drawn to Hungary's increasingly tough anti-migration measures follwing UNHCR commissioner Filippo Grandi's recently criticised Hungary's “very clear intention” to curtail the access refugees have to protection in the country....
04 Jul 2017
Balkan Insight reports on the recent development in regards to Hungary’s use of a ‘smart fence’ on its border with Serbia. They cite that a Serbian newspaper reported earlier this week that in an effort to deter migrants and refugees, an electrified...
26 May 2017
'ECRE' recently spotlighted the conclusion of the decision of the Italian Council of State, which rendered an annulment of the transferring of an individual seeking asylum in Hungary, and had acted in compliance under the Dublin Regulation. The...
24 May 2017
Within Hungary's Tompa Refugee camp, 250 Kurdish migrants live in limbo. Among these refugees, are young children, according to a recently published article by Rudaw. The camp's residence is urging for global assistance, in protest of the harsh...
10 May 2017
Bloomberg indicates that Hungary's Orban administration had litigiously challenged the European Union's motion to relocate asylum seekers once the borders of an EU nation are deemed as over capacitated. Miklos Feher, an attorney for the government...
03 Oct 2016
The Malay Mail Online reports that Hungary’s populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a blow in his revolt against the European Union after low voter turnout voided his referendum aimed at rejecting a contested migrant quota plan. Although a...
28 Sep 2016
 Asylum seekers are being mistreated in Hungary and its asylum system is "blatantly designed" to deter refugees from seeking protection there, rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday. Amnesty's findings in its "Stranded...
28 Sep 2016
The Child Protection Hub has researched how a series of recent changes in law and policy in the region of South East Europe have affected the work of those on the frontline engaging with refugee and migrant children in Serbia.   Here are our key...

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