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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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04 Oct 2016
"The Mirror" reports on the 90,000 children exposed to "trafficking gangs and sexual exploitation" and who are "battling conditions so cold they are forced to urinate on themselves to keep warm". The report details some individual cases and provides...
03 Oct 2016
The Malay Mail Online reports that Hungary’s populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a blow in his revolt against the European Union after low voter turnout voided his referendum aimed at rejecting a contested migrant quota plan. Although a...
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...
28 Sep 2016
 Asylum seekers are being mistreated in Hungary and its asylum system is "blatantly designed" to deter refugees from seeking protection there, rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday. Amnesty's findings in its "Stranded...
24 Sep 2016
Leaders from countries along the Balkan migration route were set to gather Saturday in Vienna to discuss ways to better protect the external EU borders. Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has also invited Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras and German...
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 –...
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...
12 Sep 2016
UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) as part of its partnership with the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe has supported implementation of two trainings in Slovenia as part...
07 Sep 2016
The Guardian reports on a massive increase in child refugees, 75% over five years, amounting to 50 million child migrants worldwide. The figures, released in a new report from UNICEF, show that children make up more than half of the world’s refugees...
28 Aug 2016
Independent reports that European nations continue to squabble about whether, and how, to share the newcomers between them and the issues that drove refugees to Europe in the first place — such as Syria's unrelenting war — are unresolved. Overall, 2...

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