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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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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....
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...
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...
27 Feb 2019
Migrant children and youth are especially vulnerable to social exclusion. Through the MINT Project, Terre des hommes and its partners aim to empower refugee and migrant children, as well as European youth, to engage in new integration activities. By...
17 Jul 2018
Last Week the UN General Assembly has agreed to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. The UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) is a collective agreement among UN member states to improve cooperation and...
21 Mar 2018
In Albania, poverty, unemployment, social exclusion and lack of services drive its population to emigrate. The last years saw the number of migrants who return home increase significantly. The most recent wave of returns is related to tens of...
09 Feb 2018
''Asylum seekers in Greece suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment in the country's sub-standard, overcrowded reception centres, the UN said on Friday'' according to AFP. ''In 2017, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) received reports from 622...
26 Oct 2017
BBC reports that for almost 20 years Sweden has been battling a mysterious illness - Resignation Syndrome. The syndrome only affects the children of asylum-seekers, especially those from the former USSR, the Balkans, Roma children, and most recently...
27 Sep 2017
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that "In 2017, Romania’s shores have been the recipient of migrant boats traveling the journey in reverse, as a rarely-used smuggler’s passage is reactivated. On Sept. 13, the Romanian coast guard rescued an...
20 Sep 2017
In an email interview with the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers, Brave Phone learned more about the operations of the Center, the experiences of those seeking asylum in Croatia and how children are involved or affected. There are two reception...

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