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Europe Day: 80 migrants drown as EU preaches ‘values’ Posted May 11, 2017

Protesters demand respect for refugee rights in France. On Saturday, 132 people got onto a rubber dinghy heading to Italian shores. The dinghy started deflating, trapping…

Anti-trafficking unchained Posted Apr 24, 2017

I have just returned from the Regional Parliamentarians’ Conference on Combating Human Trafficking – a two-day conference of parliamentarians from across the whole of Asia,…

Destination Unknown talks child trafficking with Prince Charles Posted Apr 21, 2017

The Destination Unknown campaign took the fight against child trafficking to the highest levels of the British royal family last week, as we met to…

Hungary looking to condemn more child migrants to detention misery Posted Apr 13, 2017

When Hungary pushed through new laws ordering authorities to detain child migrants in guarded camps at the beginning of March, it appeared a new low…

EU and Balkan countries stranding hundreds of unaccompanied children in dangerous limbo Posted Apr 07, 2017

Unaccompanied, separated children trapped in the Balkans are being placed in extreme danger of exploitation, violence and trafficking due to unfit border policies and inadequate…

Laying the foundations: How Syria conference can empower children to build country’s future Posted Apr 04, 2017

With the Syrian War now lasting longer than World War Two, it may seem difficult to think of a time when the guns fall silent…

EU must use 60th anniversary to let children on the move dream again Posted Mar 24, 2017

On the 60th anniversary of the European Union, providing strong protection and abundant opportunities for child migrants and refugees appears to be extremely far down…

One year on: Children driven to self-harm by EU-Turkey deal Posted Mar 17, 2017

“Self-harm has become so common among refugee children in Greek detention centres, you can almost consider it a hobby.” It’s just one example of harrowing…

Hungary now EU’s star pupil for locking up child refugees Posted Mar 08, 2017

Members of the Destination Unknown Campaign are deeply concerned about the Hungarian Parliament’s approval of a law contemplating the placement of all asylum-seekers, including children,…

How fear is defining the EU’s treatment of refugees – and why it should stop Posted Mar 08, 2017

European leaders are at a crossroads. They can either let fear erode the fundamental values they so often preach about yet practice less and less,…