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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

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... Read more
27 Sep 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. 13, the Romanian coast... Read more
27 Sep 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. The app... Read more

Learning

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
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

Library

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
19 Jul 2017
Europe has adhered to a mixture of policies in response to the contemporary migrant crises through the "European Agenda on Migration". The objective of this scheme is to lower the number of refugees and migrants entering the continent... 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

[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.
[Hungary] There is no help: they don't cry, as if they were spiritually not there
Date of publication: 2017
The Hungarian left-wing daily Nepszava published an article about migrant and refugee children in Hungary, who are not cared for properly by the Hungarian state. 
[Hungary] No freedom or hope for migrants in Hungary transit camps
Date of publication: 2017
Attention has been drawn to Hungary's increasingly tough anti-migration measures follwing UNHCR commissioner Filippo Grandi's recently criticised Hungary's “very clear intention” to curtail the access refugees have to protection in the country.
Family focused interventions for refugee children in the urban context (ChildHub Webinar)
Date of publication: 2017
The urban context offers unique opportunities and miseries for refugee children.
[Russia] Not in my classroom: Russia’s refugee children struggle to get to school
Date of publication: 2017
Open Democracy follows the cases of migrant families living in Russia whose children are struggling to enroll in school due to the tightening restrictions on school attendance.
[Croatia] Interview with the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers
Date of publication: 2017
In an email interview with the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers, Brave Phone learned more about the operations of the Center, the experiences of those seeking asylum in Croatia and how children are involved or affected.
[Eastern Europe and Baltic States] Migrant smugglers finding new Balkan routes into EU, Austrian minister warns
Date of publication: 2017
The Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil has drawn attention to new migration routes across the Balkans being opened up by people smugglers, in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt.
[International] Over 3.5 million refugee children miss out on school, report finds
Date of publication: 2017
"More than 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report published today.

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