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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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16 Aug 2016
IRIN outlines the challenges faced by Italy, where arrivals of refugees and migrants have continued at a similar rate to 2015. Whilst the number of people on the move arriving in Greece has dramatically declined following the EU-Turkey deal, Italy’s...
11 Aug 2016
According to the 'Irish Examiner', Ireland has relocated just one minor asylum seeker from Greece  in the last year. A relocation and resettlement report from the EU Commission states that “the relocation of minors remains extremely slow. Since June...
15 Jul 2016
Reuters reports that the UN calls for Hungarian authorities to launch a thorough investigation into claims that Hungarian police have used brutal tactics in their efforts to force migrants back into Serbia. The new law, which permits Hungarian...
27 Jun 2016
Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 The European Union is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 100 NGOs warned on...
04 Sep 2015
'Open Society Foundations' article tries to answer the most frequently asked questions regarding refugees in Hungary. The answers are given with the help of Andras Kovacs, direcotr of Menedek Foundation that has been assisting migrants/refugees for...
21 Aug 2015
The World Post reports on the migrant situation in Macedonia, where border security forces have formed a line of shields, laid down barbed wire, and launched stun grenades and bullets into a crowd of 5,000 migrants, including children and babies, to...
12 Aug 2015
US News reports on the horrific conditions experienced by refugees on the Greek island of Kos as the overstretched Greek authorities struggle to deal with increasing numbers of refugees. It is reported that thousands of refugees are being locked in...
07 Jul 2015
The online blog 'Abcug' published an interview with the director of Menedek Association, András Kováts. He admits that there is a crisis as there is a drastic increase of migrants arriving in Hungary, however points out that we should not confuse...
13 May 2015
'The Local' reports that as the European Commission called all member states to share responsibility for taking in migrants, data showed that the number of people granted asylum in Spain amounted to less than 1 percent of the EU total last year....
23 Apr 2015
EurActive reports that Elmar Brok, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament and the President of the Union of European Federalists (UEF), said that the European Council will have to make crucial decisions regarding...

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