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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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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...
27 Jun 2019
More than 1,600 children are reportedly missing since 2015 from the Dutch asylum centers, according to COA, the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers in the Netherlands, and Nidos, an independent family guardian organization that ...
18 Jul 2018
More than 2500 (85%) of school-age asylum-seeking children on Greece’s Aegean islands still have not been enrolled in a public school. Access to education is a universal human right. Human Rights Watch (HRW) emphasises the need for asylum-seeking...
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...
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...
18 Jul 2017
The Children’s Rights Alliance in Ireland, a member and National Partner Network of Eurochild, welcomes the publication by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, of a consultation report undertaken by the Department of Children...
19 Sep 2016
Remember little Alan Kurdi, age 3, who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, as he and his family fled war-ravaged Syria? The world looked on in horror at the images of his lifeless body lying on the shore. One year later, the horror hasn’t stopped –...
16 Sep 2016
CSOs call on the UN Summit for a change with commitments At the High Level Summit (HLS) of the UN General Assembly on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, which will take place in New York on 19th September 2016, the Heads of...
07 Sep 2016
The Guardian reports on a massive increase in child refugees, 75% over five years, amounting to 50 million child migrants worldwide. The figures, released in a new report from UNICEF, show that children make up more than half of the world’s refugees...
26 Aug 2016
According to a news report from Reuters, the delayed reaction of the EU to provide humanitarian support and asylum assistance is putting the lives of thousands of Syrian children in limbo. The 3 billion Euros of aid promised by the EU to Turkey is...

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