What European leaders must do to prevent migrant children from disappearing

What European leaders must do to prevent migrant children from disappearing

Thousands of children arrive unaccompanied in the EU every year. Some arrive by boat through the Mediterranean and others by land. Some are intentionally separated from their families by traffickers or smugglers, looking to profit from their vulnerability.
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Recruiting a part-time Partnership & Fundraising Officer: Raise funds to prevent and protect missing children

Recruiting a part-time Partnership & Fundraising Officer: Raise funds to prevent and protect missing children

Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Partnership and Fundraising Officer (part time) to strengthen, support and sustain the partnership and fundraising capacity of Missing Children Europe. Application deadline September 7th, 2015.

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Your vote could help protect missing children: De Standaard Solidariteitsprijs

Your vote could help protect missing children: De Standaard Solidariteitsprijs

Missing Children Europe's poster campaign raising awareness of the 116 000 missing children hotline number has been shortlisted among the top 24 submissions for a competition by Belgian newspaper De Standaard called the Solidariteitsprijs. Public voting opens in August. Please vote for us!

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Second International Academic Conference on Missing Children and Adults

Second International Academic Conference on Missing Children and Adults

Missing Children Europe would like to thank all the speakers and participants who contributed to the success of the second edition of the International Academic Conference on Missing Children and Adults.
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Covington Helps Raise Awareness of Missing Children

Covington Helps Raise Awareness of Missing Children

Covington’s Brussels office is hosting Missing Children Europe’s photo exhibition: “Missing Children: Out of Focus” an important exhibition that raises awareness of missing children. The exhibition will feature work by photographer Natalie Hill, which portrays three real-life stories about runaways, parental abductions and missing unaccompanied migrant children.

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EFC conference: Facing the challenges ahead together

EFC conference: Facing the challenges ahead together

On June 24, the European Financial Coalition against Commercial Sexual Exploitation (EFC), a European Commission funded project, organised its second awareness-raising event. Its aim was to increase awareness on challenges related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children online and highlight the need of transversal approach in addressing this particular issue.

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Where are they? The need for better tracking of unaccompanied migrant children in the EU

Where are they? The need for better tracking of unaccompanied migrant children in the EU

Every year, thousands of children arrive unaccompanied in the EU through the Mediterranean and other routes. In 2014, the number of unaccompanied children who applied for asylum almost doubled compared to the previous year, reaching 23,000. 2,240 of them were aged less than 14 years old.
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Cyprus

Cyprus "child abduction" scare: Myth vs reality

Experts believe "misconceptions" about how regularly children are abducted can lead to overprotective parents. Delphine Moralis, Secretary General of Missing Children Europe, said that it was important to "put things in perspective" and understand that cases of child abduction are "extremely rare".

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Creative radio campaign raises awareness of missing children hotline

Creative radio campaign raises awareness of missing children hotline

Famous and Missing Children Europe have set up a poignant radio campaign. It includes three spots evoking some of the different situations dealt with by the 116 000 missing children hotline with the message: "Whatever the country, the emotion is the same when we lose a child. The same emotion, the same number."
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25% of missing children cases are cross-border in nature

25% of missing children cases are cross-border in nature

New data released by Missing Children Europe on the European missing children hotline available through the telephone number 116 000 in 29 countries reveals a 200% increase in the number of calls received since 2012.

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A "Melanie room" in Greece

The Smile of The Child has opened the first "Melanie room" in Athens called "The House of The Child"
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Missing children photo exhibition goes to Allen & Overy offices

Missing children photo exhibition goes to Allen & Overy offices

Between the 27th of April and the 20th of May, Missing Children Europe’s photo campaign, “Missing children: Out of Focus” will be showcased at the Allen & Overy offices in Brussels and Antwerp to raise awareness of the stories of missing children.

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