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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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26 Nov 2019
The Greek child protection organization, Terre des hommes Hellas, believes the authorities’ new plans for refugees and migrants put at risk the mental health and well-being of thousands of children and young people. Athens, 25th November 2019 - The...
07 Nov 2019
In Ireland, a 17-year-old girl, Suaad, who is a refugee from Syria, received a scholarship to further her studies due to her excellent grades.  Suaad will study medicine and become a doctor one day, which has been her dream for a long time. She...
29 Oct 2019
The ‘Human Rights Watch’ reports that Greece is processing this week a draft law relevant to the reduce of migrants’ arrival in the country from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Many ‘’alarms’’ are being emerged about the possible attenuation of asylum...
26 Oct 2019
Many people, including children, have fled to Britain and are waiting for their families to join them. After Brexit, the situation of child refugee will become more complicated. For now, there is a common regulation of immigration policies in EU...
11 Oct 2019
In 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)—with support from the European Union—opened four new Temporary Reception Centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which are designated for vulnerable migrants: families and single men. The...
07 Oct 2019
Although there are fewer and fewer refugees, misconceptions, such as labelling all asylum seekers as ‘illegal immigrants’ and fear of the pull effect, keep the debate on asylum and migration heated, and make beneficial proposals almost impossible....
04 Oct 2019
In recent years migration and the status of refugees have become a priority issue in European policies. However, in many cases, the countries’ attitude to asylum seekers is more than disappointing. Many European countries struggle with growing...
05 Sep 2019
Tear gas was used by the Greek police against hundreds of children in a migrant camp in Lesbos on Wednesday. The cause was that the young migrants set fire to trash bins at the Moria camp. The migrants were protesting for better living conditions a...
05 Sep 2019
Serbia’s refugee agency has cited Croatian border police for torturing an Afghan refugee child and denying him and 15 other migrants their right to claim asylum. Croatia's interior ministry denied the claim as ‘unfounded and... absolutely...
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...

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