Europe

States should never use force or detention against migrant children to obtain their fingerprints, says EU rights agency Posted Mar 28, 2018

Authorities from European Union member states should never use force to obtain migrant children’s fingerprints and other biometric data, a new report by the European…

Refugee and migrant children face destitution and uncertainty in Paris Posted Mar 27, 2018

A lack of information about children’s rights and European asylum law is leaving refugee and migrant children sleeping outdoors in Paris. Governments in both France…

New report explains how European countries can better support refugee children Posted Jan 05, 2018

A new research report by SOS Children’s Villages and Eurochild is aiming to help child protection services from countries across Europe to respond to the…

Transitioning to a government-run refugee and migrant response in Greece: A joint NGO roadmap for more fair and humane policies Posted Dec 12, 2017

Destination Unknown campaign member Terre des Hommes, together with 11 other organisations, have produced a roadmap providing an overview of the current situation on the…

Child immigration detention: Why EU states must cut it out Posted Nov 27, 2017

European governments are treating children like criminals by detaining them because of their migration status. It’s time to care for them as the children they…

Let’s Work to End Child Immigration Detention Posted Nov 07, 2017

Nearly 50 civil society organisations and UN agencies, including Destination Unknown campaign members, have released a joint statement asking EU member states to work towards…

Looking to the future: A day in the life of a refugee family in Greece Posted Oct 27, 2017

While thousands of refugees are forced to live in bleak refugee camps in Greece, Destination Unknown campaign member Terre des Hommes is providing families with…

Youth on the move: Investigating decision-making, migration trajectories and expectations of young people on the way to Italy Posted Oct 02, 2017

A new study, Youth on the move: Investigating decision-making, migration trajectories and expectations of young people on the way to Italy, has been released –…

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.