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01 Oct 2019
There were 4,501 unaccompanied children in Greece at the end of September and the numbers are rising, which give a big challenge to the country’s child protection mechanisms. The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry tries to improve the circumstances...
27 Sep 2019
Research on the provision of support to migrant victims of torture has emerged only relatively recently. At the Third Annual Expert Workshop of the UN Fund for Torture, a representative from Doctors for Human Rights described the ‘silent epidemic'...
18 Sep 2019
Between 1st of January and 12th September Turkey has stopped 269.059 irregular migrants crossing Europe, the highest ever. The number is expected to grow by the end of the year. Previous years figures of intercepted illegal migrants were: In 2018...
06 Sep 2019
Children in migration are amongst the most vulnerable people in need of a safe and stable environment, access to quality education, and child-specific services. In Greece, the needs of these children are not always met. Of the 79,500...
28 Aug 2019
Around 20 care professionals from Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania are gathering in Budapest 30 September - 1 October 2019 for the Training of Trainers organized as part of the regional project Building Relationships through Innovative Development...
26 Aug 2019
FutureLearn, an awarded platform for online learning is now offering a new online course, ‘Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children.’  The course focuses on the care and protection of unaccompanied and...
11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...
26 Jul 2019
In its recent report, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has called on the Netherlands to strengthen investigation efforts concerning the whereabouts of 1,600 child asylum-seekers who disappeared from refugee centres in the last four and a...
01 Jul 2019
A recent photo of a man and his daughter who drowned while trying to enter the United States has sparked global outcry. The pair were reported to have travelled from El Salvador to Mexico, and were crossing the Rio Grande to seek asylum in the...
04 Jun 2019
In late May, the Parisian gallery, Mains d’Oeuvres, opened its doors and welcomed unaccompanied migrant minors for eleven days. The cultural space, situated in the Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen, became a temporary safe haven for around two dozen...

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