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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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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...
16 Feb 2018
The EUObserver reports that ''the European Commission is demanding EU-funded charities to explain measures they are taking to prevent abuse. Over 200 aid organisations and NGOs signed an agreement with the EU commission as a precondition for funding...
30 Sep 2016
'Sputnik' reports that on September 27, five boys aged between 12 and 16 were detained, while they carried plastic toy guns in the Greek capital of Athens. During the detention, police had reportedly ill-treated children because allegedly they were...
01 Aug 2016
IRIN reports that sixteen-year-old Hamza, an Afghan refugee, can't shake the memory of another teenager's bloody, dying body on the ground metres from his tent. The victim, also an Afghan refugee aged 16, suffered severe stab wounds and head...
12 Jun 2016
The Turkish weekly reports that experts have expressed alarm that the already high figure of child laborers in Turkey, which numbered almost 1 million in 2012, has been increasing, as millions of Syrian refugees try to earn a living after crossing...
21 Mar 2016
The Guardian reports that the MPs said they were concerned about the absence of a clear process by which children could be registered and looked after by the French authorities. Volunteers working in Calais told the MPs that many of the children had...
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22 Jun 2015
UNICEF Hungary has started a blog 'Invisible Children' to cover the most important and topical child rights issues, such as migration, education, protection from abuse. Prominent activists and child rights experets write the articles week by week on...
27 May 2015
Irish Examiner reports that the Council of Europe investigation team arrived in Ireland to review Ireland's efforts to combat human trafficking here. The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said human trafficking can often result in people being forced...
22 Apr 2015
“We can’t pretend nothing is happening: with the number of people dying at sea, not only in Italy but in all of the European Union, this means that the responsibility of the search and rescue response must be solved by the EU and all its members...

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