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6 Children drowned off Samos – Tsipras to visit Turkey to discuss Refugee Crisis

Sunday morning, 6:30 am: a plastic dingy struggles against the waves while the wind is blowing with intensity of 7 Beaufort. 50 people on board are in panic. Twenty meters away from the shore of Galazio on the island of Samos, the boat capsizes. Men, women and children fall into …

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Poll: 25% of Athens school children going hungry

Thousands of Greek school children face one of the toughest aspects of the economic crisis: starvation and hunger. Last week, teachers complained for one more time about pupils who faint in the class room due to starvation. The issue of children going hungry was raised for one more time during …

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Tragedy in amusement park: boy dead, girl seriously injured, when gust sweeps away ball

The Sunday play turned into a tragedy for a 13-year-old boy who lost his life, while his 9-year-old sister was seriously injured.  According to Greek media, the brother and his sister had visited the playground in Ellinikos suburb of Athens together with their parents. The children were playing inside an …

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2,500 children “embrace” the Acropolis and send message against racism

More than 2,500 children formed a human chain and embraced the Acropolis on Friday morning on the occasion of World Day Against Racism.”We embrace the Acropolis, we embrace Democracy, we embrace Humanity, we embrace the World” was the message sent by the children to the world. There were children from …

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Volos: desparate parents urge Greek PM to foster their children

In a symbolic action, at least fourty parents from Volos, urged the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Parliament Speaker to adopt or foster their children. The members of the local association of families with three children in Almyros symbolically signed adoption papers agreeing that their children …

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Lefkada: Eight adults, four children drowned when boat with immigrants capsizes right off shore

Twelve immigrants – among them four children – were drowned when their boat capsized off the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea, just a few meters away from the coast.  Fifteen people manage to rescue themselves swimming to the shore. They have been transferred to hospitals in Lefkada, Preveza …

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HuffPost: “Mommy, take us home and we will never ask for food again”

The dire situation of Greek families facing economic hardship crossed the big ocean and reached the United States. In an article with heartbreaking examples, The Huffington Post highlights the plight of many families who cannot feed their children, the malnutrition spreading among elementary and high-school children and the many civic …

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Athens: They Rob Even Kids Singing Carols

Not one, not two, but nine incidents of robberies against children singing New Year’s Eve carols were recorded on the last day of 2011 in broader Athens area. With the threat of knives or not, but definitely using violence, unknown perpetrators robbed the children and took amounts between 10 and 100 euro. …

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Lack of funding threatens Children’s & Teens’ Libraries

Half of the 28 Children and Teenagers Public Libraries across Greece are threatened to close down  due to lack of funding by the Ministry of Education. President of Children’s and Adolescents’ Libraries Institution, Stathis Potamitis, rang the alarm bell during a press conference on Wednesday, stressing that there is an immediate fund …

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103 Migrants rescued from sinking boat off Lefkada island.

 A drama with 103 illegal migrnats, among them 27 children, was averted  at the last minute as their boat semi-capsized off the island of Lefkada, Greece. A group of 103 illegal migrants and three migrant-runners were rescued from a semi-capsized sailboat south of the island of Lefkada late Monday by …

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