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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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Reports of physical and sexual abuse of minors on the rise in Greece,

There is an increase in the number of cases involving physical and sexual harassment of minors recorded in Greece, as well as the number of such cases reported to authorities, as both parents and children are better informed and more aware of these issues. It is estimated that one in …

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Toddlers, aged 3.5 and 4.5, found dead in cesspool, Central Greece

Two toddlers, aged 3.5 and 4.5, were found dead in a water hole that it seems to have been either a cesspool or an irrigation channel. The tragedy took place in a Roma settlement in the town of Aliartos, Central Greece. According to preliminary information, the children were drowned either …

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39 people die of flu in Greece, among them a baby and a child

Flu death toll increases in Greece by each and every day, the number of dead has reached 39 people, Greece’s Center for Disease Prevention and Control, KELLPNO, said on Thursday. 84% of the victims belonged to risk groups or were not vaccinated. The death toll reached its peak last week …

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3 children, one adult missing after migrants boat capsizes in Evros River

Three children and one adult have been missing after a migrants boat capsized in Evros River, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. Eight people have been rescued. The inflatable boat was carrying twelve people who were trying to enter Greece illegally early Saturday morning. The boat reportedly busted and …

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2 children dead, 10 people missing after refugee boat capsizes 50m from shore

Two children died and some ten people are missing when an inflatable boat capsized 50 meters from the shore in Bodrum, Turkey, short before 6 o’ clock Monday morning. There were mostly women and children and even a baby on board of the 6-meter inflatable boat that was supposed to …

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Children in rage: 10-year-olds vandalize kindergarten in Thessaloniki

Three elementary school pupils in rage vandalized a kindergarten school in Lagadas Municipality by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The three chilrden reportedly entered the kindergarten on Sunday afternoon and demolished everything that came under their fingers. They broke furniture, toys and library selves, they opened the water tab in the …

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More than 19K asylum-seekers on Greek islands, 11K on Lesvos alone

Ten boats carrying a total of 615 people of various nationalities arrived on the island of Lesvos over the weekend, that is from Friday Sep14 until Sunday , Sept 16th 2018. It is the largest number of arrivals in recent years and the largest in 2018, Athens News Agency notes …

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