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“Shameful Milestone”: 10,000 Children Killed in Yemen War

Over 10,000 children have died in Yemen since the start of the civil war in 2015, UNICEF reported on Tuesday. UNICEF spokesman James Elder said that its fund needs $235 million to "continue life-saving work in Yemen till mid-2022." Elder...

Greek Photographer Wins UNICEF's Best Image Award for 2020

AFP photographer Angelos Tzortzinis has received the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award on the twentieth anniversary of the global Awards. Tzortzinis won the award for his series on the 2020 Moria migrant and refugee camp fire. Having arrived at the...

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...

UNICEF Says More than 1,100 Migrant Children in Greece in Urgent Need of Shelter

The number of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children who are living in dangerous and overcrowded reception centers on the Greek islands and detention facilities across the country, now exceeds 1,100. UNICEF said on Thursday that this represents the...

UNICEF: 1,800 Refugee Children in Greece Lack Proper Care

Two-thirds of the nearly 3,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children currently in Greece, are not receiving proper shelter and care, UNICEF warns. “Children stranded without families should have proper shelter, care and protection, and there are solutions that could make...

UNICEF: More Refugee Children in Greek Schools than Ever Before

Greek schools are welcoming more refugee and migrant children who have been stranded in Greece since April of last year, according to UNICEF. Major efforts by the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs supported by UNICEF to get...

93 Greek Public Schools Providing Education to 2,500 Refugee Children

There are an estimated 20,000 refugee children currently residing in Greece according to the latest figures from UNICEF. Some of the children are living in accommodations in the cities, while many are still living in the overcrowded migrant reception centers...

Child Labor in Greece Decreases Despite Crisis

Child labor in Greece is decreasing, despite the economic crisis, according to the latest UNICEF figures from 2014. As presented in the UNICEF report entitled "The situation of children in Greece 2014 -- The impact of the economic crisis on...

UNICEF Report Says Greece Leads In Child Poverty Within EU-14

A report released by UNICEF on Wednesday shows the dramatic downgrade of children's living conditions in Greece, that is by far the leading country in which children are deprived of the basic essentials and services within the EU-14 at...

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...