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Gov’t replaced board of children’s charity following abuse claims

The Greek government on Tuesday replaced the board of child welfare NGO Kivotos tou Kosmou (Arch of the World), with its sole guideline being the interests of the highly vulnerable children living in the care of the charity. The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos …

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Archbishop Ieronymos: Inquiry launched into charges regarding children’s charity

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos on Sunday ordered an inquiry into the allegations of abuse linked to the child charity “Kivotos tou Kosmou” – run by a member of the Greek Orthodox clergy, Father Antonios Papanikolaou. Archbishop Ieronymos said he had ordered an inquiry into the charges and …

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Children’s charity under investigation for minors’ abuse

One of the well-known and most respectable children’s charities in Greece is under investigation for the sexual and physical abuse of at least a minor in one of its facilities. The children’s charity is an non-governmental organization that has helped thousands of Greek and migrant children since it was established …

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Spain has the EU’s third highest rate of child poverty, after Romania and Greece

After the economic crisis and years of austerity, child poverty is on the rise in wealthy countries, according to Unicef. In Spain, the proportion of children living below the poverty line increased by nine percentage points between 2008 and 2014, to reach almost 40%. In Greece, one in four children …

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12-year-old refugee girl in hospital after self-harm with sharp object

A 12-year-old refugee girl was transferred to a hospital in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece on Tuesday noon. She girl had suffered injuries she caused to herself with a sharp object while in the reception center where she has been living with her family. The refugee girl from Iran was living in …

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