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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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27 Dec 2015
The Guardian reports how the current refugee crisis and unadapted legislation are leading to creating a generation of stateless children also in Europe. According to the UN convention on the rights of the child, "governments are obliged to grant...
22 Dec 2015
The New York Times reports that the number of migrants and refugees who have entered Europe by sea and land this year has passed the one million mark, a long-expected but symbolically significant capstone to a year in which displaced people flocked...
22 Dec 2015
The Washington Post reports that the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe this year has passed the 1 million mark, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. Here is what you need to know about one of 2015's most...
22 Dec 2015
IOM confirmed yesterday (21/12) that over a million irregular migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2015, mostly from Syria, Africa and South Asia.  Through the weekend, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix - Flow Monitoring System counted 999,...
21 Dec 2015
Thomson Reuters Foundation reports that when children see the toys and coloured chairs outside the Terre des hommes (Tdh) caravan on the Serbo-Croatian border, they run towards it. Hadi, a four-year-old boy from Syria, shows staff his jacket, which...
18 Dec 2015
In a press release, the IOM has annnouced its Displacement Tracking Matrix which reports that a total of 990,671 migrants and refugees have entered Europe in 2015 from Africa and the Middle East by a combination of irregular land and sea routes. ...
18 Dec 2015
The UNICEF Press Centre has released a statement stating that the year, 2015, will be remembered for the heart-breaking image of a lifeless little boy on a beach – one of many who came before him; one of many who came after him. It was a year that...
13 Dec 2015
The Guardian reports on Amina, who is eight years old and running a fever. In her thinly padded pink anorak, hood pulled up over her curls and pallid face, she watches listlessly from the couch as her parents listen carefully to the doctor’s...
10 Dec 2015
Several families living in war-countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are fleeing to safer places as refugees. Their hope is to have a better life, but the future of a refugee is always uncertain, full of fear and despair. Emergency Circus...
26 Nov 2015
This is a volunteer supporting the asylum seekers and migrants, writing daily updates based on official information and news from field volunteers. He provides both general and country-specific information for each of the countries, where asylum...

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