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How a child sexual abuse report helped rescue 140 children
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How a child sexual abuse report helped rescue 140 children

A recent report from an online service provider led to the arrest of 46 child predators in New Zealand and the identification of over 100 suspects across the EU. As a result, more than 140 children around the world were saved from sexual abuse.

Quote from Commissioner Ylva Johansson "Latest development demonstrate more than ever that we need the pact in place. Both its legislative proposals and the refocused action on the external dimension"
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Commission proposes Action Plan for challenges in Central Mediterranean

The Commission presented an EU Action Plan on the Central Mediterranean in advance of the Extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council of 25 November 2022. The Commission has proposed measures to address the immediate challenges along the Central Mediterranean migratory route.


Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine

A webpage presenting key information for people feeling the war in Ukraine about their rights in the EU: crossing the border, eligibility for temporary protection and applying for asylum, as well as the rights of travel inside the EU.

Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Protecting our societies from organised crime, including tackling trafficking in human beings, is a priority for the EU. Trafficking in human beings is a highly profitable crime that brings enormous profit to criminals while incurring a tremendous cost to society.

Temporary protection

The EU can offer temporary protection to displaced persons from non-EU countries who are unable to return to their country of origin. Such protection is given as an exceptional measure to help EU countries alleviate pressure on their asylum systems.

Task Force Migration Management

The Task Force Migration Management works with the Greek authorities and EU agencies to improve conditions for migrants arriving to Greece, including the building of new migrant reception centres.

Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs

Ylva Johansson, serves as the Commissioner for Home Affairs (2019-2024). Devoted to improving conditions for migrants in Europe, and contributing to a stronger and safer EU, read about her work on her blog.