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5 children among 12 drowned refugees after boat capsizes off Turkey coast

A boat carrying 22 refugees has capsized near the Kuşadası district of Turkey’s Aydın province on Friday. Search and rescue teams have rescued eight people. They have initially found 11 bodies. The remaining three are reportedly still missing. According to latest information, the number of dead has increased to 12. …

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IOCC: Health and Wellbeing of Syrian Children at Risk

After six years of conflict in Syria, the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) organization is urging for the continuation of support for programs to meet the needs of Syrian children and adolescents. Food insecurity, lack of access to education, trauma, no perspective… The IOCC is urging continued support for programs …

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Martis: The red and white bracelet to welcome spring

Childhood memories revived when I watched short live stream from Serres in Northern Greece this morning. Children in traditional dresses with a red pom pom on white headscarf were singing the Spring Carols. On their wrists all children wore Martis, the bracelet made of red and white string. The name …

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French man charged with abusing 4 migrant minors

Greek police say they have arrested a 52-year-old French man on suspicion of sexually abusing four Pakistani boys he had sheltered in his home in the northern city of Thessaloniki. Police said Wednesday the man was arrested Tuesday. He allegedly abused the boys, aged 14-17, in January after offering them …

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Two toddlers, one baby found abandoned on a street of Patras

An unbelievable story that caused sensation across Greece! Two toddlers and one baby have been found abandoned in a central road of Patras north-western Peloponnese. A citizen walking in the area found the three girls roaming around without the company of an adult. The older child was holding the baby …

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Oraiokastro: Two refugee children injured when fire breaks out in hot spot

Two refugee children were suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out the family tent in a reception center in Oraiokastro by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The two children, an 8-year-old boy and an 9-year-old girl were taken to two different hospitals in Thessaloniki. The condition of the girl is …

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230K children live in households without any income

230,000 children live in households without any income and 39.9% of Greece’s population cannot afford basic goods and services, like food and heating. According to the latest report published by the Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) 39.9% of the population lacks basic material goods and services, such as food and heating. …

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Two children, two adults drowned trying to reach Lesvos

A girl, estimated between 4 and 6 years old, another child, a man and a woman were pulled dead from the sea area east off the island of Lesvos after a boat carrying refugees capsized. The plastic dingy had left the Turkish coast with eleven refugees on board. The shipwreck …

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Two refugee children infected with Hepatitis A in Idomeni and Piraeus

An 8-year-old refugee boy was diagnosed to have been infected with Hepatitis A virus. The child was staying outdoors at the port of Piraeus. The boy was transferred to a Children’s Hospital in Athens on Sunday. Together with his family, the child was staying at the premises of the port …

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Another Refugee tragedy: 7 children drowned off Farmakonisi

Seven children, two women, four men did not fulfill their dream for a better life in Europe. they were drowned in the early morning hours of Wednesday, when their boat sank off the island of Farmakonisi in the eastern Aegean Sea. One person is still missing, while 15 people were …

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Farmakonisi: Boat with refugees capsizes, 6 kids drowned, 12 missing

A wooden boat carrying refugees from Turkey to Greece capsized off the island of Farmakoni in the eastern Aegean Sea on Tuesday evening. The boat had reportedly 50 people on board. So far the bodies of 12 people have been recovered: six children, two women and four men. They were …

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