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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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13 Mar 2017
In this Op-Ed, the availability of education for school going refugee children in various host countries in Europe is discussed. While host countries do not have an obligation to provide education to refugee children, this op-ed concludes that in...
31 Jan 2017
The Ombudsman for Children of Croatia Ivana Milas Klarić sent recommendations to  Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy  on the issues of protection of rights and interests of children of foreign nationals who are caught in Croatia...
22 Sep 2016
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants is a common outcome document agreed upon by UN Member States that lays the foundation for a global approach to large movements of refugees and migrants. The Declaration expresses the political will...
21 Sep 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 2016 (IPS): On Monday, ​the United States was one of the main countries to obstruct a UN Declaration ​that no child should ever be detained. Though welcome, the US’ commitment the following day to resettle 110,000 refugees in...
16 Sep 2016
CSOs call on the UN Summit for a change with commitments At the High Level Summit (HLS) of the UN General Assembly on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, which will take place in New York on 19th September 2016, the Heads of...
19 Aug 2016
'EU Observer' reports that the Council of Europe’s special representative on migration and refugees, Tomas Bocek, praised Turkey for their efforts in helping huge numbers of displaced people from neighbouring states but raised doubts over their...
11 Aug 2016
According to the 'Irish Examiner', Ireland has relocated just one minor asylum seeker from Greece  in the last year. A relocation and resettlement report from the EU Commission states that “the relocation of minors remains extremely slow. Since June...
03 Aug 2016
According to the Wall Street Journal, children are “slipping through the cracks in Europe’s social-safety net. Reporters state that 90 unaccompanied children on the move have been reported missing to Child Focus, whilst Belgian authorities cannot...
22 Jul 2016
The IOM reports that almost 3,000 people have died this year in their attempt to reach Europe in the hope of claiming asylum and establishing a better life. Fleeing persecution, war and economic uncertainty and deep poverty these people have risked...
21 Jul 2016
Refugees Deeply reports that there has been a rise in migrant children in Athens turning to prostitution and the drug trade to escape desperate conditions. It is thought that 57,000 refugees are stuck in the “holding pen” of Athens due to border...

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