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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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29 Oct 2019
The ‘Human Rights Watch’ reports that Greece is processing this week a draft law relevant to the reduce of migrants’ arrival in the country from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Many ‘’alarms’’ are being emerged about the possible attenuation of asylum...
11 Apr 2019
EU and US asylum and immigration policies don’t work. According to the author of a Washington Post article, this is partly due to the fact that one of the most important groups affected by those policies – refugees – have not been consulted....
30 Aug 2018
More than half of all croatian citizens think that Croatia should be open to refugees looking for protection, and about two thirds don’t agree with the idea of Croatia being closed by wire or walls. This was found by the research Prevalence and...
23 Aug 2017
In an effort that could contribute to the protection of children, the European Commission is currently consulting on the possibility of lowering the fingerprinting age of children in the EU Visa Information System. The current minimum age at which...
26 Oct 2016
"The Independent" explains the situation with the hundreds of children who are now unaccounted for. Since French authorities closed the camp it is thought that 300 - 400 unaccompanied chilren are now essentially missing as the camp is being...
30 Sep 2016
The BBC reports: Should a 14-year-old married girl who migrates to Europe be viewed as a child - or a spouse? The issue has put European governments in a spin: forcing a policy U-turn in Denmark, new legislation in the Netherlands and an agonised...
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...
08 Jul 2016
The EU Observer reports that plans are in place for the EU to propose new laws pertaining to refugees in the forthcoming days. EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos says that a new system is required to "pool European resettlement efforts...
12 Aug 2015
A news article from the BBC details the long and treacherous journey of an 11 year old migrant as he tries to make his way to the UK from Afghanistan. The boy's journey has taken a year, having had to travel through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece,...

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