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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

01 Dec 2017
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27 Nov 2017
European governments are treating children like criminals by detaining them because of their migration status. It’s time to care for them as the children they are, says Lavinia Liardo. All children – from Strasbourg to Syria... Read more
22 Nov 2017
(Athens, November 22, 2017) – The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers... Read more

Learning

13 Nov 2017
This course provides an introduction to one of the most misunderstood issues in the modern world: migration. "Migration often makes headlines; it’s become a key issue of politicians worldwide. But what is the reality of migration... Read more
25 Sep 2017
"How do children overcome hazardous experiences to succeed in life? What can be done to protect young people at risk from trauma, war, disasters, and other adversities? Learn about the importance of fostering resilience in children at risk.... Read more
21 Sep 2017
The urban context offers unique opportunities and miseries for refugee children. Over 60% of displaced people are now living in urban contexts. Humanitarian workers have focused on fine tuning the design and implementation of interventions for... Read more

Library

17 Aug 2017
At the end of May 2017, IOM reported 72,179[1] people stranded in Central and South Eastern Europe, a slight decrease compared to the previous month (73,900[2]). The real number is likely to be higher since IOM figures only capture people registered... Read more
10 Aug 2017
This one page document provides a numerical overview of the current situation for migrant and refugee children in Greece. There are about 18,500 refugee and migrant children across Greece, out of which 2,350 are unaccompanied children.... Read more
07 Aug 2017
"HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 06 August was 4,688. Of those, 4,391, i.e. 94%, were accommodated in 18 governmental centres.  The management of the 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

18 Aug 2017
Eurochild and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights have produced a video, interviewing children on their views about migration as a starting point for panel discussions at their June 2017 Symposium in Brussels. Read more
01 Aug 2017
Terre des hommes in collaboration with the Novi Sad Humanitarian Centre, are striving to efficiently facilitate the deliverance of imperative support towards efforts to better protect children along with their families. This joint initiative... Read more
25 Jul 2017
A new wave of migrants crossing the Balkans in search of safety in the EU is bringing fresh testimonies of the violence and abuse that especially await women and children along the way. “On the border between Turkey and Bulgaria, a... Read more

Refugee crisis

[Greece] As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands
Date of publication: 2017
(Athens, November 22, 2017) – The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on
Consultant to prepare Africa Migration Strategy
Date of publication: 2017
Terre des hommes-Lausanne is looking for a consultant available at short notice, to support its technical work within the Regional Migration Programme / Africa.
[Sweden] Resignation syndrome: Sweden's mystery illness
Date of publication: 2017
BBC reports that for almost 20 years Sweden has been battling a mysterious illness - Resignation Syndrome.
[Bulgaria] GoFundMe Campaign for the Refugee Play School in the Harmanli Refugee Camp, Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2017
For 3 years, Gil and Sadie Klassby have been running a school for refugee children at the Harmanli refugee camp.
[Romania] Romania faces a rush of migrant boats as smugglers test new routes to Europe
Date of publication: 2017
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that "In 2017, Romania’s shores have been the recipient of migrant boats traveling the journey in reverse, as a rarely-used smuggler’s passage is reactivated. On Sept.
[International] Humanitarian Standards now available on mobile devices
Date of publication: 2017
The Global Alliance for child protection in humanitarian action has developed a "Humanitarian Standards Partnership app" which provides the humanitarian sector's flagship standards and guidance in a single, free-of-charge app.

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