Europe


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…

World Refugee Day: Why governments should protect children on the move in new UN legislation Posted Jun 20, 2017

As we mark World Refugee Day, the need to provide genuine help and tangible solutions to refugees and displaced people across the world – including…

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…

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…

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…

Child rights organisations welcome EU Commission’s policy to protect child migrants and refugees Posted Apr 12, 2017

The EU Commission’s new policy guidelines, which provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe, have been broadly welcomed by…

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,…

Child refugees face routine sexual violence in Libya, says new Unicef report Posted Feb 28, 2017

Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to…