On 30.01.2017 the Council of Europe Group of experts against human trafficking (GRETA) has published a report on the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Italy. The report assesses the specific situation of forced returns of victims of trafficking from Italy and the identification of victims of trafficking among asylum seekers and migrants.
Parental neglect as topic for case disscussion
Girl (14 years old) is the third child out of four born to a complete family. The only bread-winner in the family is the father who abuses alcohol. Due to family issues, the family has been registered with the local centre for social work in the girl’s place of residence.
Through non-formal, intercultural and creative learning process, the TC will equip participants with knowledge & practical tools to undertake a child rights situation analysis & design community-based projects through child rights-based approach.
As first participants will analyse rights violations for this target group, the root causes and obstacles preventing the fulfilment of children’s rights. Then participants will be engaged working together by co-planning and designing projects that respond to children community’s needs.
Greek Reporter reports that "the European Commission on Wednesday announced a new UNICEF-EU joint project to help 6,000 refugee and migrant children across Greece, including unaccompanied minors. The action will be financed with 8.5 million euros from the European Union’s emergency support instrument, which enables the European Commission to fund emergency operations within the EU."
The Independent UK reports that "refugee and migrant children are routinely suffering dog bites and “violent” beatings by police as they attempt to cross borders along the Balkans route, Save the Children has warned. Children as young as 12 are being forcefully and unlawfully pushed back into Serbia from Hungary and Croatia, despite having already crossed the border, the charity said. Up to 100 refugees are arriving in the country each day, with children accounting for 46 per cent of new arrivals."
UNFPA in BiH is looking for a Programme Analyst in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and youth.
Eurochild believes that investing in children and their well-being is not only a moral obligation but also an economic priority.
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PressTV reports that "The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that more than 23,000 child refugees are at risk of respiratory infections and death due to the cold spell that has gripped Europe. An estimated 23,700 refugee children, including infants and newborns, remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans, where temperatures in some parts fall below minus 20 degrees Celsius. More than 70 people have been killed in the recent cold snap in the continent as heavy snow further blankets eastern European countries, where many refugees are living in already poor conditions."
According to the latest Tdh Global Surveillance Report, during November 2016, the number of persons seeking international protection kept rising. IOM reports 374’037 arrivals in Europe in 2016. This number includes 350’573 arrivals by sea and 23’464 by land (that were not reported by UNHCR). IOM reports a daily average number of people arriving in Greece in November of 103.