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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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18 Sep 2019
Between 1st of January and 12th September Turkey has stopped 269.059 irregular migrants crossing Europe, the highest ever. The number is expected to grow by the end of the year. Previous years figures of intercepted illegal migrants were: In 2018...
16 Apr 2019
On April 12th, the International Day for Street Children was marked all over the world. On this occasion, the program ‘Return to New Opportunities’, which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the EU...
04 Sep 2018
[This story is written by Malavika Sattlern, a short-term intern with Terre des hommes in Albania, whose motivation for joining the organization was her interest in social work and development cooperation. She is a passionate photographer who wanted...
21 Mar 2018
In Albania, poverty, unemployment, social exclusion and lack of services drive its population to emigrate. The last years saw the number of migrants who return home increase significantly. The most recent wave of returns is related to tens of...
18 Aug 2017
Popular protests have sprung up across Sweden against forcibly returning people, including unaccompanied minors, to Afghanistan. Anna Benedictsson from Destination Unknown campaign member One Third gives us the rundown For over a week now, a...
28 Jun 2017
According to Morocco World News, the Spanish city of Melilla which nears Northern Africa, is collaboratively working with officials in Morocco in order to front the increasing number of unaccompanied foreign minors entering the city, as announced by...
03 Jun 2017
The Independent reports that 14 year old, Bivsi Rana, a German-born Nepalese student, was recently deported amid a school class, with no knowledge of her deportation, prior to the incident. Hours later, Rana along with her family were placed on a...
26 Jan 2017
The Independent UK reports that "refugee and migrant children are routinely suffering dog bites and “violent” beatings by police as they attempt to cross borders along the Balkans route, Save the Children has warned.  Children as young as 12 are...
20 Jan 2017
Accodring to the Human Rights Watch, Croatian authorities are using violence against asylum seekers. After several interviews with Afghans refugees, they reported that they have been forced to go back to Serbia. 
16 Jan 2017
"Sputnik International" reports that the number of migrants being stopped at Germany's borders has doubled, while voluntarily deportations are on the rise, according to the German media. Nearly 55,000 migrants who were not eligible for or were...

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