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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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01 Apr 2019
According to the radio programme Argos, over 1,000 refugee children disappeared from refugee centres in the Netherlands in 2013–2017. Around 60 refugee children of Vietnamese origin ran away in the past five years, fearing that they were at risk of...
04 Dec 2018
On December 4th a European Commission released a Second report about the progress made in preventing human trafficking. From 2015, when fight was started, until today, huge progress has been made but there are still topics and problems that must be...
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...
20 Oct 2016
'The Local' reports that during a Europol-led operation against human trafficking, police rescued 29 victims of forced prostitution in Vienna, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Vorarlberg and Tyrol. It was the first time that they found refugees among the...
17 Oct 2016
The 18th October is the 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day. In a three-part blog series, ICMPD analyses challenges and future priorities for the EU in combating trafficking in human beings, focusing on anti-trafficking within a global migration context....
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. 
12 Aug 2016
The UK’s first independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, reports for 'The Guardian' on the trafficking of Nigerian women and girls into sexual exploitation in Europe and the UK in particular. In this article Hyland details the most recent...
07 Aug 2016
AP reports that with Turkey in crisis and Europe's borders closed, smugglers in northern Greece are expecting a profitable summer. Greek police say smugglers are using increasingly sophisticated methods — motorcycle spotters, maps of border...

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11 Mar 2016
UNICEF Regional Office for Central East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) and Child Protection Hub for South East Europe have successfully completed the first phase of the project entitled “Developing capacities and providing...
12 Feb 2016
In Macedonia the number of women and children who come as refugees and with them the fear of trafficking is increasing. Europol reports that about 10,000 unaccompanied minors who have arrived in Europe are missing. Gevgelija, February 8 - "You're...

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