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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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14 Jun 2017
Through the collaborative works of FC Barcelona, the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations' Refugee Agency, a grand initiative has commenced in order to demonstrate support for refugee children. The #signandpass...
09 Dec 2016
'PanARMENIAN.Net' reports that Central and Eastern European governments opposed to taking in refugees are at loggerheads with countries on the frontline of the crisis such as Greece and Italy. Nearly all the 350,000 migrants to reach Europe's shores...
31 Oct 2016
'New Europe' reports that with migration high on the policy agenda across Europe, there is a need to consider how migrant children are integrated into education systems. In 2015, roughly 10 per cent of the EU population were born outside the country...
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...
10 Oct 2016
'Devex' reports that to the majority of asylum-seekers and migrants — 7,000 people are now staying in Bulgaria’s reception and asylum centers — Bulgaria is merely a corridor. Most have their eyes on Germany, with visions of the generous social...
09 Oct 2016
'Press TV' reports that as much as has been said and written about the global refugee crisis, there is always more to add. There is need to raise more awareness of this unheralded phenomenon, with the hope that the effort might help press the action...
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...
29 Sep 2016
'Wired' reports that "refugees are disoriented and vulnerable," says Joanne Liu, 51, international president of Doctors Without Borders. "Their phones don't work, data is expensive and they can't tell their families they are safe." So tech startups...
24 Sep 2016
Leaders from countries along the Balkan migration route were set to gather Saturday in Vienna to discuss ways to better protect the external EU borders. Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has also invited Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras and German...
20 Sep 2016
Over 300,000 refugees and migrants have made the dangerous Mediterranean sea crossing so far this year, according to figures released by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today. “This is considerably lower than the 520,000 registered sea arrivals during...

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