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Special section: Refugee crisis

You can access all the refugee crisis resources on this single page: news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts.

News

21 Jun 2017
Members of the Destination Unknown campaign have signed a joint statement welcoming the Council of Europe’s increased attention on issues facing migrants in administrative detention, and to express collective concern on the issue. A... Read more
20 Jun 2017
The 2017 Global Conference on Children on the Move was hosted in Berlin, Germany from June 12-13. The conference had mandated for the demonstration of the benefits of collective action in order to achieve results for children on the move.... Read more
15 Jun 2017
The Local quotes Save the Children in a recent statement that claimed over 70,000 unaccompanied child migrants have arrived to Italy since 2016. Having this being said, Save the Children is pleading for Italian officials to do more to... Read more

Learning

30 May 2017
This webinar is adressed to all the actors providing psychosocial support and life skills activities to children and youth. Within the current European refugee crisis, children, youth, families and adults have been staying in Greece for months... Read more
22 May 2017
About the webinar: At this webinar we will talk about the importance of offering adequate guardianship and alternative care arrangements to unaccompanied children and how this is being provided in the Netherlands. The webinar will be especially... Read more
15 May 2017
The course is open to upper year undergraduates; postgraduates; NGO activists and practitioners interested in interdisciplinary human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, migration; young lawyers and social scientists; active and... Read more

Library

13 Jun 2017
At the end of April 2017, IOM reported 73,900[1] people stranded in Central and South Eastern Europe, a slight decrease compared to the previous month (74,647[2]). The real number is likely to be higher since IOM figures only capture people... Read more
18 May 2017
The report describes in plain language, and through examples the legal and institutional environment and their everyday practice in Hungary regarding asylum seeking children, from the moment of lodging an asylum application to the final stages of... Read more
17 May 2017
This report assesses and focuses on the contemporary migrant crises in relation to the Central European country of Hungary. The Hungarian government has recently introduced new procedures under its 2015 asylum law practices and land-border transit... Read more

Forum topics

16 Apr 2015 by Judit Németh-Almasi
We are looking ideas, experience, approaches of working with 14-19 years olds. We would like to know methods and activities you use, or would...

Multimedia

19 May 2017
In a time where the refugee crisis went from public outrage to fear. In a time where Swedish politicians decided to go from openness to a ”European minimum” in live tv. In a time where bombs were killing children in Syria, while Sweden... Read more
10 Apr 2017
The Council of Europe's GREAT, as part of the launching of the new annual report , has published an infographic on what we know about the sexual exploitation and abuse of children affected by the refugee crisis. Read more
08 Mar 2017
This ChildHub infographic looks at demographics of the refugee population arriving in Europe with a special focus on women and girls. It also summarises the key problematic areas that make refugee women's and girls' experience even tougher... Read more

Refugee crisis

We we must stop locking up refugees | Destination Unknown
Date of publication: 2017
Members of the Destination Unknown campaign have signed a joint statement welcoming the Council of Europe’s increased attention on issues facing migrants in administrative detention, and to express collective concern on the issue. A fundamentally...
[International] 2017 Global Conference on Children on the Move: 12-13 June, 2017
Date of publication: 2017
The 2017 Global Conference on Children on the Move was hosted in Berlin, Germany from June 12-13.
[Italy] 'Give more help to child migrants', Save the Children tells Italy
Date of publication: 2017
The Local quotes Save the Children in a recent statement that claimed over 70,000 unaccompanied child migrants have arrived to Italy since 2016.
FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR Launch Campaign In Support Of Refugee Children
Date of publication: 2017
Through the collaborative works of FC Barcelona, the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations' Refugee Agency, a grand initiative has commenced in order to demonstrate support for refugee children.
[Serbia] A day in the life of a child refugee in Belgrade
Date of publication: 2017
Aljazeera recently wrote a piece about the precarious life of an 11 year old Afghan refugee who has been stuck in Serbia.
Global Monthly Monitoring Report Making a Difference for Refugee Children in Europe issue #9 - April 2017
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Terre des hommes
At the end of April 2017, IOM reported 73,900[1] people stranded in Central and South Eastern Europe, a slight decrease compared to the previous month (74,647[2]).
CULTURAL MEDIATOR
Date of publication: 2017
Save the Children
[United Kingdom] Refugees welcome? How Britain and Sweden compare on education for migrants
Date of publication: 2017
The Independent spotlights the near polarizing differences in the educational procedures for refugee children situated in the United Kingdom and Sweden.
[Germany] Sobbing schoolgirl removed from class and deported to country she had never set foot in
Date of publication: 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.
Sweden has suggested that EU countries should receive EU funds depending on the reception of refugees
Date of publication: 2017
Mediapool.bg reported that Magdalena Andersson, the Swedish finance minister, calls for tying aid to poor EU members and their willingness to accept refugees. According to Reuters, Germany and Italy also support this proposal.

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