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Non-Profits Join Forces to Create New Shelters for Minor Refugees in Athens

Two non-profit organizations announced earlier in the week that they have joined efforts to provide more safe and enabling environments for vulnerable unaccompanied minor refugees in Greece. The HOME Project and Movement On The Ground have partnered to open three...

Germany Launches Initiative for the Children of Greece's Moria Camp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Thursday the launch of a German-French initiative for the reception of unaccompanied refugee minors who had lived at the Moria camp prior to the devastating fires that destroyed it. As thousands of asylum seekers...

PM Mitsotakis Presents Plan for Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Greece

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented a new national action plan on Sunday for the thousands of unaccompanied refugee children who are currently living in the country. "We all recognize the national challenge of the migration issue that Greece is...

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...

Greek Former FM Says Diplomats Giving Illegal Visas to Unaccompanied Children

Former Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Kotzias revealed on Tuesday that he has referred to the prosecutor charges that Greek diplomats were allegedly involved in issuing illegal visas to unaccompanied children. During an interview with the Union of Newspaper Reporters, Kotzias...

HOME Project Gets €4 Million Grant from IKEA Foundation

The HOME Project, a non-profit humanitarian organization founded in December 2016 to provide security to refugee and migrant children who arrive alone in Greece, received a 4-million-euros grant from the IKEA Foundation. The newly-received funds will help the organization provide over...

One in Eight Asylum Seekers in Greece are Lone Children

Unaccompanied minors made up 12.4 percent of asylum seekers in Greece in 2017, according to Eurostat figures released this week. Roughly 2,500 unaccompanied under-18s applied for asylum in the country during 2017, up four percent since 2016 and the third-highest...

No Account Of Immigrant Kids In Greece

Thousands of immigrant children in Greece may be living on the streets or in places unknown, with only 397 being recorded staying in shelters, according to Giorgos Moschos, the Ombudsman for Children’s Rights in Greece. On the occasion of the...