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2 high-school children killed, a third seriously injured in Samos earthquake

Two high-school children, a boy and a girl, both 17 years old, were killed during the earthquake that hit the island of Samos short before 2 o’ clock Friday noon. A third student, a 14-year-old boy is currently airlifted to a hospital in Athens. Firefighters and rescuers recovered the two …

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Ten EU countries agree to take 400 unaccompanied minors from Moria

Ten EU member states have agreed to take the 400 unaccompanied minors form the burned down camp in Moria. Germany and France will take the majority of them, each 100-150, German state broadcaster reported on Friday. The countries that will take the refugee children are: Germany, France, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, …

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Civil Protection: Number of infections in first August week led to additional measures

In his weekly briefing on the course of the pandemic in Greece, Head of Civil Protection and Deputy Minister for Crises Management Nikos Hardalias stated that there have been 961 confirmed coronavirus cases last week and that this “fact that led to the government’s decision to impose additional measures in …

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UPD Greece extends PCR Test to flight passengers from 5 EU countries, Promachonas entries

Greece announced on Monday that it makes mandatory a negative molecular PCR test for flight passengers from 5 EU countries as well as for all travelers entering the country from Promachonas border crossing with Bulgaria. The decision has been taken following  recommendations by epidemiologists monitoring epidemiological data, deputy government spokeswoman …

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Outcry forces Gov’t to open again Greece’s only Children Cardiac Surgery Clinic

The Greek government was forced to open again the country’s only Children Cardiac Surgery Clinic following an unprecedented outcry on social media. For several days, for over a week, hundreds of Greek internet users have being posting again and again over the closure of the clinic, the only one performing …

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Finland to take 100 unaccompanied refugee children from Greece’s camps

Finland has agreed to take one hundred unaccompanied refugee children from camps in Greece and another 30 adult refugees and migrants in the framework of family reunification. This was agreed during a telephone conversation between Deputy Minister of Migration Giorgos Koumoutsakos and Finnish Interior Minister Olly-Poika Parviainen on Wednesday. According …

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50 unaccompanied refugee children left Greece for Germany

50 unaccompanied refugee children left Athens international airport for a new life in Germany on Saturday morning. The minors aged 5-16 had arrived in Athens a few days ago from the overcrowded hotspots on the Greek islands, the Reception and Identification Centers of Lesvos, Chios and Samos. An special flight …

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12 unaccompanied migrant children left Athens for Luxembourg

A group of 12 unaccompanied children from overcrowded camps on Greek islands left for Luxembourg on Wednesday morning. Eight children are form Syria and four four from Afghanistan. Nine of them were in identification and reception center on the island of Lesvos, two on Chios and one on Samos. The …

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Germany, Luxembourg to take in migrant children, Austria to send containers

Something is finally moving in Europe regarding the migration problem is Greece and this despite the coronavirus pandemic. Germany and Luxembourg will take a few dozens of unaccompanied migrant children staying at overcrowded refugee camps, and Austria has pledged to send 181 special containers for the accommodation and health care …

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No Child alone: PM Mitsotakis to start new program for unaccompanied minors

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a new scheme to protect unaccompanied migrant minors reaching the country, two days after condemning other EU states for their lack of solidarity. The prime minister’s office will take charge of the new “No Child Alone” programme, which he said was designed to protect …

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UNHCR urges European states to do more to protect child refugees & migrants

European States must step up their efforts to protect child refugees and migrants who have endured not only difficult and dangerous journeys but continue to face risks and hardship once in Europe, including unsafe accommodation, being incorrectly registered as adults, and a lack of appropriate care, UNHCR, the UN Refugee …

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Symi SOS: 400 migrants stranded on the island without facilities (video)

The remote island of Symi is sending S.O.S. The ongoing arrivals of migrants and refugees has created a state of emergency. Some 400 people, among them many children, have landed on the small island that has absolute no facilities to accommodate them. The people are sleeping on the streets, there …

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MSF: 3 migrant children attempted suicide, 17 had injured themselves

Children are the real victims of the Migration policy, many of them are not in position to comply with the harsh realities. According to a press release by Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Greece, in the summer months of July and August, three children attempted  suicide and …

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HRW calls on PM Mitsotakis to protect rights of refugee children

The Human Rights Watch is calling on the new Greek government to protect Children, asylum seekers, people with disabilities. In an open letter to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the HRW says that he should demonstrate that he intends to put protecting human rights high on his agenda, Human Rights Watch …

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299 children went missing in Greece in 2018, says Greek Police

Some 299 children went missing in Greece in 2018, according to data presented on Monday for International Missing Children’s Day by the Hellenic Police, which said that 257 of them had been eventually found. The data was presented on the occasion of the International Missing Children’s Day on May 25 …

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Online platform for adoption and fostering receives 450 applications in 2 weeks

A new online platform regulating and streamlining the adoption and fostering process in Greece received some 450 applications within just two weeks of going into operation, Alternate Social Solidarity Minister Theano Fotiou said beginning of May. Speaking in a radio interview, Fotiou hailed the platform’s success, saying that of the …

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