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28 Nov 2019
In the last five years, the number of Hungarian children living outside of Hungary in another EU country has doubled, reaching 53,000. In the case of Romania, there are almost 600,000 Romanian children living outside of Romania. A report of more...
17 Nov 2019
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday that a nine-month-old baby died at the Moria migrant camp due to severe dehydration. The child from the Congo was diagnosed with symptoms of dehydration on 10th November. The baby was then transferred...
27 Sep 2019
Research on the provision of support to migrant victims of torture has emerged only relatively recently. At the Third Annual Expert Workshop of the UN Fund for Torture, a representative from Doctors for Human Rights described the ‘silent epidemic'...
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...
11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...
01 Jul 2019
A recent photo of a man and his daughter who drowned while trying to enter the United States has sparked global outcry. The pair were reported to have travelled from El Salvador to Mexico, and were crossing the Rio Grande to seek asylum in the...
12 May 2019
In 2016, UNICEF reported that more than 50 million children had been displaced, from which, 28 million were fleeing violence and insecurity. Children are often separated from their families, or they travel alone, making them targets for trafficking...
10 May 2019
A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund – UNICEF – reveals that in the first 3 months of 2019, roughly 16,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to enter Europe. The UNICEF report notes that although the latest statistics...
12 Apr 2019
The 12th European Forum on the Rights of the Child was organised by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium earlier this year. Marking the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the aim of the Forum was to evaluate...
08 Apr 2019
Roma children engaged in migration are often excluded from compulsory education. The lack of coordination between schools in localities of origin and destination, often coupled with discriminatory attitudes towards the Roma, impede children’s access...

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