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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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The Center of the Earth: Innovative Environmental Park in Athens

Did you know that the Center of the Earth is in Athens? The innovative Environmental Park extends over 25,000 square meter just 6 km away from the center of the Greek capital. Located in the suburb of Ilion in West Athens, the Center of Earth is an innovative park for …

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Cyprus serial killer confesses murder of 5 women and 2 children

The serial killer of Cyprus has reportedly confessed the murder of at least seven foreign women, among them two children. Police fear the number of his victims could rise to ten. According to local media, the man confessed also the murder of 36-year-old Romanian national Livia Florentina Bunea as well …

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Crete: Mother, 2 children pulled out car plunged in 80-meter deep cliff

A mother and her two children aged 9 and 10, were pulled out of  a car that fell off a cliff in the region of Rethymon Prefecture, Crete, on Tuesday. A woman was reportedly driving between Sisses and Aloides, when she lost control of the car that plunged into an …

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European Rights Court slams Greece, France for treatment of migrant children

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has punished Greece and France for their treatment of migrant children in two unrelated cases. The Court ordered Greece to pay 4,000 euros ($4,550) to nine teenagers — six Syrians, two Iraqis, and a Moroccan — who arrived in the country in early …

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