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31 May 2019
A large number of refugee children have remained in Greece during the past years. Merope Tzoufi, Greece’s Alternate Education Minister, presented the latest data concerning the Education of refugee children in Greece. The minister stated that...
28 May 2019
"The numbers of trafficked children are on the rise." stressed Sarah Di Giglio, Senior Policy Officer on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the IOM.  According to ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) “Albanian and Vietnamese...
27 May 2019
Representatives of the Council of Europe, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and national stakeholders from Portugal organized a seminar, ‘Effective Protection of Refugee and Migrant Children in Portugal’, in Lisbon on 27–28 May 2019. The...
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...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
22 Apr 2019
The Terre des hommes Romania organized round table, Inter-Institutional Collaboration Practices for Assisting Vulnerable Minors, gathered social-work and child-protection professionals from NGOs and public institutions to identify functional models...
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 Apr 2019
Roma children engaged in migration are often excluded from compulsory education. The lack of coordination between schools in localities of origin and destination, often coupled with discriminatory attitudes towards the Roma, impede children’s access...
05 Apr 2019
Immigration detention of children, both of children who are alone or with their  families, is a widespread practice in EU member  states.  Although numbers  of children in detention are not adequately collected and published on national  level, the...

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