Shaping policy to prevent the disappearance of migrant children

Shaping policy to prevent the disappearance of migrant children

On the 9th of November, Missing Children Europe attended an important meeting on children in migration during the refugee crisis, together with several services of the European Commission.
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Joint open letter to the European Council: Time to act to ensure children’s rights in the EU’s migration policy:

Joint open letter to the European Council: Time to act to ensure children’s rights in the EU’s migration policy:

59 leading organisations in the fields of human rights, child rights, health and social inclusion expressed their concern on the lack of attention afforded to children’s rights in these policy discussions and developments.
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Azam's story: sounding the alarm for missing migrant children across Europe

Azam's story: sounding the alarm for missing migrant children across Europe

When a child goes missing, it should not matter whether he or she is a migrant or a national. All missing children should receive attention, protection and support. Sadly, it takes a case as shocking and horrific as Azam’s to address a problem. His story is an example of the unknown fate of unaccompanied migrant children, not an exception.

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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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