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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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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 –...
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...
15 Jul 2016
IRIN reports that when world leaders convene at the UN General Assembly on 19 September for a high-level summit on refugees and migrants, there are high hopes they will do more than just commit new funding or resettlement places for refugees. The...
20 Jun 2016
Human Rights Watch have reported that delays in registration and limited implementation of temporary protection policies in Turkey mean that many Syrian refugees are left without effective protection or access to jobs and services that they...
25 Feb 2016
The Telegraph reports that experts say that while official migration figures suggest just one million EU nationals have come to Britain over past five years, more than two million have registered for national insurance numbers.  Hundreds of...
12 Feb 2016
The IOM reports that migrant and refugee arrivals in Europe in 2016 yesterday reached an estimated 83,201, with some 77,303 of those arriving in the Greek islands from Turkey, according to International Organization for Migration.  The number of...
05 Jan 2016
New Europe reports that with 3,771 deaths, 2015 was the deadliest year on record for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported today. In 2014, 3,279 deaths...
04 Jan 2016
In an editorial published by the Guardian, the author comments on the recent implementation of border checks between Denmark and Sweden as a means to slowing refugees.  The article reports on the Swedes move to introduce ID checks, which is a...
04 Jan 2016
The Thomson Reuters Foundation reports that Britain should take in 3,000 refugee children who are traveling through Europe alone and are at risk of falling prey to human traffickers, a parliamentary committee said on Tuesday.  Resettling...
03 Jan 2016
The BBC published an eyewitness account of Paul Adams from the Greek island of Lesbos.  He describes how Robin Jenkins, a lifeboat man more used to pulling drunken tourists out of the Thames, took his rigid inflatable - a gift from Atlantic College...

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