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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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17 Mar 2018
Reuters reports that ''Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said. The incident occurred off Greece’s Agathonisi island, which is...
15 Mar 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''Greek police say they have arrested 11 people on suspicion of running a smuggling ring transporting hundreds of refugees and migrants from the Greek-Turkish land border to the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki over the...
13 Mar 2018
The Greek Observer reports that ''a teenage Syrian refugee was hospitalised on Lesvos on Tuesday after being shocked by electricity when he climbed a pillar to protest a migration decision. According to sources, the 19-year-old was informed in the...
10 Mar 2018
Arab news reports that ''Greece on Saturday freed two German journalists who had been arrested at the border with Turkey for allegedly entering a restricted area'' according to a judicial source. ''The pair, a 31-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman...
07 Mar 2018
Proto thema reports that ''Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis ordered the chief of the Hellenic Coast Guard to begin a formal inquiry into the circumstances under which an alledged 14-year-old refugee male was injured at the port of Patra, the...
02 Mar 2018
According to Refugee Info ''The Greek employment authority, OAED, will now issue unemployment cards to all fully registered asylum-seekers and recognized refugees in Greece. Unemployment cards give access to free public transportation and social...
01 Mar 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''Greece has refused to take back refugees from Germany, in violation of Dublin regulations, according to a report in Germany’s Passauer Neue Presse. In a response to a parliamentary query submitted by the German Left party...
28 Feb 2018
Proto thema reports that ''A total of 997 refugees and immigrants landed on the shores of the northern Aegean islands in February. Out of the total number, 533 were identified and registered at the reception centre in Lesvos, 47 in Chios and 397 in...
24 Feb 2018
The Irish Times reports that ''nearly 50 Syrian refugees have arrived in Ireland from Greece this week under the Government’s relocation programme. Twenty refugees arrived in Ireland on Wednesday followed by a further 29 people from Greek refugee...
23 Feb 2018
''A 5-year-old refugee boy died on Friday after he was run over by a car on the road linking Mytilene, the capital of the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, to the town of Mantamado'', Kathimerini reports. ''The accident occurred outside the refugee...

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