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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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25 May 2020
25th of May is the International Missing Children’s day and awareness raising is always important but especially now in the time of COVID-19, as there is a real concern that missing children are away for longer periods of time and being found...
07 Jan 2020
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed that 1,283 individuals died trying to migrate to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea in 2019 — 44% of the deaths confirmed during the same period in 2018. While the number of recorded...
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 ...
10 Jan 2019
There are still 884 refugee children under the age of 13, and 2,300 young people aged 14-17 who are missing in Germany reports Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ) citing Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). According to them this number is higher now...
28 Mar 2018
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched a new report called "Under watchful eyes – biometrics, EU IT-systems and fundamental rights" analyzing the impact of this technology in the EU migration policy. "IT systems can help...
20 Jul 2017
  This article by News Deeply reports on the number of unaccompanied minors who are missing in Europe. Data from the NGO network Missing Children reveals that more than 63,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in the European Union in 2016. Europol...
12 Oct 2016
"BBC News" presents a in-depth look missing migrant children in Europe. They build on Europol statistics that estimate that around 10,000 children have gone missing in Europe over the past two years. 
09 Sep 2016
IBT reports on a new report from Oxfam, which claims that dozens of children go missing from Italy’s reception centres each day. The organisation has found that in the first 6 months of 2016, nearly 30 unaccompanied minors went missing from “unsafe...
29 Aug 2016
Express reports that most of the missing 8,991 children are aged between 14 and 17, although 867 are aged under 13. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) warned unaccompanied minors from conflict zones are "by far the most...
29 Jul 2016
Europe is failing to protect unaccompanied children on the move, reports the Huffington Post on a House of Lords Committee enquiry. The Children in Crisis report claims that the UK government has failed to support its European partners in taking...

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