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04 Jun 2019
 Bosnia and Herzegovina became the home of over 23,000 refugees and migrants that were trying to reach western EU nations through Croatia. Most of the newly-arrived refugees and migrants were located near the Croatian border in a small city named...
28 May 2019
A recent article by Vera Messing and Bence Ságvári explains the motives behind anti-migrant sentiment and attitudes. The article, published on the website of Social Europe, states that contrary to common expectations, anti-migration sentiment is...
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...
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...
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...
05 May 2019
What impacts the way media organizations across Europe report on migration? Does what happens behind the scenes in media organizations affect reporting on migration and migration policies? Rob McNeil, a researcher at the Centre on Migration Policy...
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...
11 Apr 2019
EU and US asylum and immigration policies don’t work. According to the author of a Washington Post article, this is partly due to the fact that one of the most important groups affected by those policies – refugees – have not been consulted....

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