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03 Oct 2019
The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry is seeking ways to improve living conditions for thousands of refugee children staying in Greece without a parent or guardian as they wait to either be granted asylum or reunited with family in other parts of...
02 Oct 2019
Safe Passage urges the UK government to urgently evacuate unaccompanied children in danger on Greek islands and safely reunited with their families in the UK. A no-deal Brexit may block the route to a family reunion. Safe Passage (UK based charity...
01 Oct 2019
There were 4,501 unaccompanied children in Greece at the end of September and the numbers are rising, which give a big challenge to the country’s child protection mechanisms. The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry tries to improve the circumstances...
05 Sep 2019
Tear gas was used by the Greek police against hundreds of children in a migrant camp in Lesbos on Wednesday. The cause was that the young migrants set fire to trash bins at the Moria camp. The migrants were protesting for better living conditions a...
13 Jun 2019
Hundreds of children in Greece are in desperate need of the warmth and safety of a family. Some of them have lost their own parents on treacherous migration routes to Europe, leaving them alone and vulnerable. A non-governmental organization,...
31 May 2019
A large number of refugee children have remained in Greece during the past years. Merope Tzoufi, Greece’s Alternate Education Minister, presented the latest data concerning the Education of refugee children in Greece. The minister stated that...
23 May 2019
Reliefweb reports that UNICEF and EU fundings have supported more than 40,000 refugee and migrant children and women in Greece. The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO) contributed 22.8 million...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
20 Mar 2019
On the third anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal, 25 humanitarian, human rights and volunteer organisations are calling on EU leaders to take immediate action to end the unfair and unnecessary containment policy which is preventing asylum seekers...
22 Feb 2019
Greece is struggling to manage what is threatening to become a ‘humanitarian disaster’ on Samos – an island which gained the nickname ‘new Lesbos’ for the inhumane conditions in which refugees and migrants have been placed as they await the...

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