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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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27 Oct 2015
The 'Asylum Information Database' reports that the delegation of ECRE undertook a fact-finding visit to Hungary in order to gain in-depth understanding of the new border procedure applied at the Hungarian border and the conditions facing asylum...
13 Oct 2015
The World Post reports that the Czech Republic's ombudsman is condemning conditions in a detention facility for asylum-seekers, saying they violate the U.N.'s Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights.  Anna...
12 Oct 2015
The EUObserver reports that EU leaders plan to discuss offshoring asylum reception centres and giving Turkey more money, according to an internal document.  The leaked paper outlines the broad conclusions set to be made following an EU summit in...
16 Sep 2015
'Amnesty International' reports that at least nine people including four children were separated from their families by Hungarian police during the breach of the border fence at Röszke. Eyewitnesses told Amnesty International that the Hungarian...
05 Aug 2015
Dutch News reports that a group of asylum seekers held at the Almelo refugee centre in the Netherlands have gone to court in the Hague to prevent the government from moving them and the 52 children in the group to another location because the...
03 Aug 2015
The Prague Daily Monitor reports that due to security reasons, about 30 families with children and pregnant women were transferred from a refugee detention centre in Bela pod Bezdezem to another facility in Zastavka u Brna, south Moravia. Police at...
13 Jul 2015
The weekly 'Magyar Narancs' visited the child care home 'Saint Agatha' in Hódmezővásárhely, where they talked to care staff and foreign unaccompanied children. The article recites the story of 'J' - one of the few who has stayed longer than the...
25 Jun 2015
'Global Post' reports on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) debate on refugees’ situation in Europe. The main message of this debate was the urge to share burden and show more solidarity dealing with the refugees’ in the...
22 Jun 2015
‘The Independent’ reports on continuous detention of children seeking asylum in the UK. According to the newspaper, children from conflict zones such as Syria or Afghanistan, are often classified as adults and placed in detention centers. The...
22 Jun 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on unaccompanied minors’ migration from the Middle East to EU. HRW claims that the European Union response is inadequate to the care of children who have escaped war conflicts and discrimination in Syria,...

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