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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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03 Oct 2019
The Europeans who joined ISIS just a few years ago would now like to return to their home countries with their children. Based on estimates, 8,000 children are stuck in camps in north-eastern Syria. They are at risk of abuse, harassment, sexual...
11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...
15 Feb 2019
UNICEF and UNHCR have joined their efforts in calling for governments and regional organizations to end child statelessness in Europe, after the significant rise in the number of children identified as stateless in Europe in the recent years....
03 Oct 2017
For 3 years, Gil and Sadie Klassby have been running a school for refugee children at the Harmanli refugee camp. In the beginning, the British natives started and developed the school with their own resources, but during the second and third years...
15 Mar 2016
The Huffington Post UK reports on the consequences of half-a-decade long Syrian conflict for Syrian children. Five years, for any child, feels like a lifetime. For the millions of Syrian children whose lives have been turned upside down by the...
04 Jan 2016
'Waltonian' reports that five children, one woman and four men drowned when their overloaded boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to reach the islnad of Lesbos. The survivors of the tragedy entered Bulgaria, Spain, Cyprus and Malta.
03 Nov 2015
'UN News Centre' reports that according to a newly published report, stateless children across the world share the same feelings of discrimination, frustration and despair. The report warns that urgent action is needed before statelessness “sets in...
18 Oct 2015
October 1, 2015, a panel discussion was held on the occasion of the new refugee crisis. The panel was organized by the Legal Clinic of Faculty of Law in Zagreb. The debate raised by certain topics: Prof. Davorin Lapaš, Ph. D. - International legal...
21 Sep 2015
Strasbourg - A new report published today by the European Network on Statelessness reveals that thousands of children are growing up without the basic protection a nationality offers to citizens because of gaps in nationality laws and laws governing...
20 Jul 2015
Vocativ reports on the struggles facing one infant born to Syrian refugee parents in Turkey in order to highlight the difficulties facing a stateless generation of refugees. The young boy, Taim, was born to Syrian parents Jamal Mamo and his wife...

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