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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 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...
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...

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