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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

14 Aug 2017
EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos sends a clear message to all member states that are not complying with the set commitments: 'We need an asylum system that will be based on solidarity and on the fair allocation of responsibilities... Read more
03 Aug 2017
In the wake of vast numbers of people seeking safety in the Middle East and Europe, the global online community has stepped in to offer help through technology. The movement has been named ‘Digital Humanitarianism’... Read more
02 Aug 2017
Psychology Today reports current concerns regarding the mental health of refugee children, and points out patterns in suicidal and homicidal ideation among refugee teenagers. Traditional practices in suicidality evaluation are criticized, and it... Read more

Learning

02 Jun 2017
Be sure to mark Friday, June 2, 2017, 10am on your calendar for an interesting webinar conducted by CPC Learning Network's Beth Rubenstein and Matt MacFarlane!  The Measuring Separation in Emergencies: Piloting innovative... Read more
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

Library

18 Jul 2017
​This humanitarian situation report provides an overview of the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe. The summary in numbers is the following: 92,794 arrivals in Europe through Italy and Greece in January-June 2017 (UNHCR, 7 July... Read more
16 Jul 2017
"HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS On 16 July, 5,417 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 5,054, i.e. 93%, were accommodated in 18 governmental centres, which provide over 5,900 hard-shelter places (below chart... Read more
12 Jul 2017
  This jointly chaired inquiry by Fiona MacTaggart and Baronness Butler-Sloss (written by Christine Beddoe) examines the actions of the British government towards protecting unaccompanied refugee children. The UK considers itself to... 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

Children's views on Migration [Video]
Date of publication: 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
[European Union] EU Commissioner: We need an asylum system based on solidarity
Date of publication: 2017
EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos sends a clear message to all member states that are not complying with the set commitments:
Locked out: How more refugees must benefit from new smartphone apps | Destination Unknown
Date of publication: 2017
In the wake of vast numbers of people seeking safety in the Middle East and Europe, the global online community has stepped in to offer help through technology. The movement has been named ‘Digital Humanitarianism’ – where individuals voluntarily...
Keeping Refugee Children and Teens Safe
Date of publication: 2017
Psychology Today reports current concerns regarding the mental health of refugee children, and points out patterns in suicidal and homicidal ideation among refugee teenagers.
Mother and Baby Corner - Serbia [Infographic]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Terre des hommes Hungary
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.
[International] Migrant Children at Risk of Trafficking and Exploitation as Current Protection Systems Fail Them – UN Experts
Date of publication: 2017
The Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights reports on the warnings by two UN Special Rapporteurs in regard to the situation of migrant children, ahead of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the 30th July 2017. Both experts war
[Italy] Due to abuse in Libya, thousands of African children resort to cross the sea to Italy, UNICEF says
Date of publication: 2017
According to the findings of a UNICEF report, a numerous amount of Africa's migrant children fleeing their home due to private and public disputes had intended on traveling abroad to neighboring countries to obtain work, as opposed to European sta
New Migrants Face Old Terrors on Balkan Route [Video]
Date of publication: 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.
[Bulgaria] UNHCR Welcomes Bulgaria’s New Ordinance on Refugee Integration but Points to Gaps
Date of publication: 2017
The Sofia Globe reports on the viewpoint of the UNHCR office in Bulgaria on Bulgaria's new ordinance on the integration of refugees. In sum, it is concluded although Bulgaria’s government has undertaken some positive actions towards improving the
[United Kingdom] 104 possibly exploited migrant youths missing between France and UK - watchdog
Date of publication: 2017
Rudaw reports on the findings that express concern over the whereabouts of 104 missing refugee and migrant youth who were attempting to seek refuge in the United Kingdom from the Calais refugee camp. 

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