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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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12 Aug 2019
The VICE article on children trapped in Spanish enclaves paints a powerful picture of the experience of one of the most vulnerable groups: unaccompanied refugee and migrant children.   Spain has seen many cases of migrant children coming recently....
18 Apr 2019
The joint statement of the conference “Rights and Protection of Children Left Behind by Parents Migrating for Work” In Europe, hundreds of thousands of children are divided from one or both of their parents due to migration. This phenomenon is...
08 Jan 2019
Council of Europe has produced a handbook that contains comprehensive guidance for frontline professionals working with migrant minors on how to communicate information about children`s rights in a child-friendly and age-appropriate manner. The...
20 Feb 2018
In January 2018, Terre des hommes Foundation, Romanian delegation, started to implement the European pilot project “Move together” – that approaches sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees. The project lasts 12 months and it...
21 Sep 2017
Open Democracy follows the cases of migrant families living in Russia whose children are struggling to enroll in school due to the tightening restrictions on school attendance. This has particularly adverse affects for migrant children who are...
31 Oct 2016
'New Europe' reports that with migration high on the policy agenda across Europe, there is a need to consider how migrant children are integrated into education systems. In 2015, roughly 10 per cent of the EU population were born outside the country...
01 Aug 2016
IRIN reports that sixteen-year-old Hamza, an Afghan refugee, can't shake the memory of another teenager's bloody, dying body on the ground metres from his tent. The victim, also an Afghan refugee aged 16, suffered severe stab wounds and head...
12 Jun 2016
The Turkish weekly reports that experts have expressed alarm that the already high figure of child laborers in Turkey, which numbered almost 1 million in 2012, has been increasing, as millions of Syrian refugees try to earn a living after crossing...
24 May 2016
Huffington Post reports what Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi had to say about the current situation of children caught up in conflict.  Children make up about half of the rising numbers of people affected by war and natural disasters, and...
12 May 2016
Reuters reports on the UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein's concern about Austria's new asylum law. The law would allow the state to turn away migrants within an hour, which is a very short time to be able to assess individual...

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