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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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10 Dec 2019
The new Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study shows that immigrants in Austria still perform far below their native peers, while in Germany 20% of 15-year-olds can barely read. According to Kronen Zeitung's report, the...
28 Nov 2019
With the mainstream media in the UK seemingly determined to portray the impact of immigration as negative and harmful, it is vitally important for parity to be established and the truth to be vocalised. Many of those who travel to the UK in search...
06 Nov 2019
According to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, states have committed to provide access to education to every child, regardless of his or her migratory status. However, crossing the doorstep of a school is not enough. For an educational experience...
11 Oct 2019
In 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)—with support from the European Union—opened four new Temporary Reception Centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which are designated for vulnerable migrants: families and single men. The...
12 Sep 2019
The Party of European Socialists (consisting of the Socialist, Social Democratic, Labour and Democratic Parties from all around Europe), aims to preserve values like democracy, freedom, equality and justice. Which is why it acts in the child-...
10 Sep 2019
In 2015, more than 90,000 unaccompanied migrant children sought asylum in Europe. Last year that number dropped to nearly 20,000. This last week, the Fostering Across Borders (FAB) project, aimed at supporting these children by training care...
23 May 2019
Reliefweb reports that UNICEF and EU fundings have supported more than 40,000 refugee and migrant children and women in Greece. The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO) contributed 22.8 million...
10 May 2019
A recent study published by the Finnish University of Turku shows that children born to immigrant parents are more prone to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those whose parents are native born. The study involved 3,639 children...
06 May 2019
The Italian government recently introduced a law abolishing humanitarian protection for people not directly affected by conflict or natural disasters, and henceforth, new comers and long-term asylum seekers will not be offered a two-year residence...
14 Feb 2019
UNHCR together with the funding from the EU has been running KEDU, an informal school on Kos, Greece for children refugees living there. Xenia Passa, a protection officer with UNHCR explained “it is important for refugee children to find normalcy in...

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