unaccompanied minors

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...

The HOME Project: Providing Holistic Care for Unaccompanied Minor Refugees

In the wake of a series of disastrous fires that reduced Moria, Europe's largest migrant camp, to ashes, concern has turned toward the many unaccompanied minors that were housed there. Greek Reporter spoke to Sofia Kouvelaki, the CEO of the...

Number of Deportations from Greece Up Slightly in First Half of 2020

  Greece's Ministry of Migration and Asylum on Wednesday released the January-June 2020 data on voluntary and forced returns of migrants, as well as information regarding the relocations of unaccompanied minors for family reunification and to other EU countries. The statistics...

Nearly 5,000 Unaccompanied Minors Currently in Greece, NGOs Say

Some 4,962 unaccompanied minors currently live in Greece, the National Center of Social Solidarity reported on Wednesday, while only one in four are accommodated in humane conditions. The organizations said at a presentation that the main problems these children face...

Only One EU Nation Responds to Greece's Plea to Accept Child Refugees

Greek Minister of Citizen's Protection Michael Chrysochoides made a revelation on Wednesday which demonstrated the shocking levels of indifference many EU member states are evincing in regard to the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Speaking during a...

EU and UNICEF Join Forces to Help and Protect Refugee Children in Greece

The European Commission on Wednesday announced a new UNICEF-EU joint project to help 6,000 refugee and migrant children across Greece, including unaccompanied minors. The action will be financed with 8.5 million euros from the European Union's emergency support instrument, which...

Ireland's Child and Family Agency 'Túsla' in Greece to Identify Eligible Refugee Children for Resettlement

Representatives from Ireland's Child and Family Agency, Túsla, are currently in Greece in efforts to help identify 20 refugee children in Greece who are eligible for resettlement in Ireland, Children's Minister, Dr. Katherine Zappone stated. The representatives will be in Greece...

Visegrad on Resettlement of Migrant Children From Greece and Italy: 'Keep the Refugees and We Shall Send you Blankets'

The most vulnerable victims of conflict zones are being shunned by members of the Visigrad Group, Greece's Migration Minister, Yannis Mouzalas says. Refugee children, many of whom arrived in Greece and Italy unaccompanied by adults, are a top priority for the...

Doctors of the World Urge Separate Accommodation for Unaccompanied Minors

  The Greek division of Doctors of the World (MdM-Greece) urged the government and other involved groups to put an end to the matter of unaccompanied minors being held at Moria's detention camp at Lesvos (Mytilene). A press release by...

27,500 Migrant Children 'Suspended' in Greece

The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) states that there are nearly 27,500 children of migrants and refugees trapped in Greece, a number that is expected to increase. The child migrants and refugees in Greece make up the 40...