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UNICEF To Open First-Ever Office in Greece

On World Children's Day, UNICEF announced that it was opening an office in Greece, marking what it said was a "major milestone in the ongoing cooperation between the Greek State and the United Nations agency to place children’s rights...

Over 2,000 Greek and Migrant Students Participate in "A Home Away from Home" Contest

Over 2,000 Greek and refugee students in Livadia participated in a competition to express their personal idea of home, with 100 of them winning prizes. The competition "A Home Away from Home" that was meant to help improve attitudes towards...

Athens and 'Home Project' Agreement on Protection of Unaccompanied Refugee Children

The City of Athens and the non-profit organization The Home Project have signed an agreement to work together to offer high-quality services to unaccompanied refugee children hosted in shelters in Athens. According to a City of Athens announcement, the cooperation...

Over 2,600 Unaccompanied Refugee Children Claimed Asylum in Greece in 2018

More than 2,600 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in Greece in 2018, according to Eurostat figures released on Holy Friday. This figure is slightly higher than in 2017 (2,455) and is the third highest in the EU, after Germany and Italy. In...

Refugee Children Attending Greek Schools for the Third Consecutive Year

The school bell rang for the third consecutive year on Tuesday for child refugees who are attending Greek public schools. Last year, more than 8,000 child refugees were enrolled in public schools in all grades, as well as attending afternoon schools...

Human Rights Watch: Greece is Blocking Sick Refugee Children's Access to Care

This week the NPO Human Rights Watch (HRW) made statements criticizing the Greek authorities and bureaucracy in place that is responsible for detaining refugee children with mental and physical illnesses in the Aegean islands' camps, with no access to proper...

Report: Greek Police Still Holding Lone Migrant Kids

Greece's government has been accused of failing to honor a commitment to house refugee and migrant children without families in special shelters. Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said a pledge by Athens to make sure no children were being...

Migrants Day: More than 2,500 Refugee and Migrant Children Attend Greek Schools

As the UN marks International Migrants Day, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released data according to which more than 2,500 refugees and migrant children attend Greek schools in the framework of the EU-funded educational program. At first it...

Greek Schools to Receive up to 7,000 Refugee Children This Year

The Greek Education ministry has announced that about 7,000 refugee children will be attending classes in Greek primary and secondary schools this year - up by 2,000 from last year. More specifically; 2,439 refugee children staying in apartments and hostels...

School Principals Charged for Receiving Refugee Children with Insufficient Documentation

Three school principals and a teacher who received refugee children at their schools last year were charged by the Piraeus Prosecutor for doing so without sufficient documentation and health records. Specifically, two teachers of the 5th Elementary School of Keratsini, one...