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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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18 Sep 2019
Between 1st of January and 12th September Turkey has stopped 269.059 irregular migrants crossing Europe, the highest ever. The number is expected to grow by the end of the year. Previous years figures of intercepted illegal migrants were: In 2018...
19 Aug 2016
'EU Observer' reports that the Council of Europe’s special representative on migration and refugees, Tomas Bocek, praised Turkey for their efforts in helping huge numbers of displaced people from neighbouring states but raised doubts over their...
16 Aug 2016
IntelliNews reports that countries across Southeast Europe are boosting security and preparing reception facilities as they brace for a possible new influx of refugees and migrants, now that the March 2016 deal between the EU and Turkey looks...
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...
27 Jul 2016
EurActiv reports on the alarming rhetoric used by the Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán. At a press conference on Tuesday Orbán described migrants and refugees who have fled war and oppression in the pursuit of a better life and freedom as 'poison'. He...
15 Jul 2016
Reuters reports that the UN calls for Hungarian authorities to launch a thorough investigation into claims that Hungarian police have used brutal tactics in their efforts to force migrants back into Serbia. The new law, which permits Hungarian...
27 Jun 2016
Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 The European Union is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 100 NGOs warned on...
15 Mar 2016
ICMPD published frequently asked questions about the effect that borders have on migration flows in the current crisis - written by Martijn Pluim and Veronika Bilger. All eyes were on Hungary when it constructed the first border fence on the Western...
19 Oct 2015
'The Guardian' reports that 10,000 migrants are stranded in Serbia, as Hungary has closed its borders to Serbia and Croatia, and the Slovenians limit the flow of refugees arriving from Croatia. “It is like a big river of people, and if you stop the...
12 Aug 2015
US News reports on the horrific conditions experienced by refugees on the Greek island of Kos as the overstretched Greek authorities struggle to deal with increasing numbers of refugees. It is reported that thousands of refugees are being locked in...

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