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…

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…

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…

Emergency Within an Emergency: The Exploitation of Migrant Children in Greece Posted Apr 20, 2017

Much public attention and heartache have been focused on the severe impact of the refugee and migration crisis on children. Images of toddlers drowned and…

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…

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…