Europe


How EU and Libyan recklessness is fuelling refugee rights violations in the Mediterranean Posted Aug 25, 2017

The decision by three civil society organisations to temporarily cease search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, due to increased hostility from Libyan authorities, is yet another setback for protecting the human rights of children and other people on the move around the Mediterranean.

How young Afghans in Sweden hope to put the brakes on dangerous deportations Posted Aug 18, 2017

Popular protests have sprung up across Sweden against forcibly returning people, including unaccompanied minors, to Afghanistan. Anna Benedictsson from Destination Unknown campaign member One Third…

Children in Calais face systematic police abuse, says RRDP report Posted Aug 01, 2017

Once home to 8,000 refugees and migrants living in inhumane circumstances, Calais is again being described as a human rights violation zone. An independent survey…

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: How videos are helping potential child victims Posted Jul 30, 2017

“My name is Cristiano and I am 15. In the past some of the people I met wanted to cause me harm or make money…

EU must stop Hungary’s degradation of civil society space Posted Jul 19, 2017

New laws within Hungary could have a devastating effect on civil society in the country and across the region. Sendrine Constant, head of the Eastern…

EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives Posted Jul 13, 2017

12 July 2017 – Joint Press Release: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Leaked Document Would tie Non-Governmental Organisations’ Hands Thousands more refugees and migrants…

How the Council of Europe can stop the arbitrary detention of migrants and refugees Posted Jun 21, 2017

Members of the Destination Unknown campaign have signed a joint statement welcoming the Council of Europe’s increased attention on issues facing migrants in administrative detention,…

Put refugee rights above militarising external borders, NGOs tell European leaders Posted Jun 21, 2017

Destination Unknown campaign members have urged the European Council to prioritise the protection of refugees and migrants over securing external borders, ahead of the Council…

Terre des Hommes Secretary General to undertake 1,250km adventure for children on the move Posted May 29, 2017

Ignacio Packer, Secretary General of Destination Unknown campaign member Terre des Hommes (TDH) is cycling, running and kayaking 1,250 km from Berlin to Croatia to…

Terre des Hommes launches new guide on mental health support for refugee children Posted May 11, 2017

  Terre des Hommes (TDH) has launched a preview of its new handbook detailing best practices on how to give mental health and psychosocial support…