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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...
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...
15 Jun 2016
UNICEF Regional Office for Central East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) as part of its partnership with the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe is implementing 3 rounds of trainings in Slovenia  as part of its joint...
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...
03 Jan 2016
The Scotsman reports that when Habibullah, a softly spoken 16-year-old from Afghanistan, was offered $5,000 (about £3,385) in order to get out of the country, he didn’t ask any questions.  The teenager from Baghlan in the north-east wanted to...
02 Jan 2016
CNBC reports that bitter cold, biting winds and rough winter seas have done little to stem the seemingly endless flow of desperate people fleeing war or poverty for what they hope will be a brighter, safer future in Europe. As 2016 dawns, boatloads...

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