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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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Greek Police urges parents to stop use police as boogeyman to frighten their kids

Greek police decided to send a message to Greek parents and urge them to stop present police as the boogeyman in order to scare their children into good behavior and compliance with the rules of the adults world. “Dear parents,” the message uploaded on Twitter starts. “Make clear to your …

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Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned children

Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned migrants and refugees children.Their pictures no longer make it to headlines. The urgency Europe felt following the death of  3-year-old refugee boy Kurdi washed ashore a Turkish shore in 2015 appears to have dissipated. Just look at the direction in which …

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Tragedy in Evros: Bodies of mother and baby recovered, two children still missing

The body of the 36-year-old mother and the youngest among the three missing children, 12-month-old Bekir  have been  recovered on the Turkish side of the Evros river on Friday afternoon more than 24 hours after the boat capsized/ Turkish media report that the mother was holding the baby in her …

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2,800 refugee children in Greece’s camps attended school in 2018

The Migration Agency of the United nations,  the European Union and Greece’s authorities helped a total of 2,800 refugee and migrant children go back to school in the year 2018.  The UN Migration Agency IOM announced on Friday that almost 2,800 children living in Greece in open-accommodation centres for migrants …

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Groundbreaking initiative for unaccompanied refugee teenagers in Greece

At a particularly hard moment for the 3,150 unaccompanied children in Greece, with more than 2,300 of them living under precarious conditions – in detention, camps or even on the street and many of the accommodation facilities being shut down – the suggestion of alternative solutions is of crucial importance. …

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Greek Parliament adopts law allowing same sex couples to be foster parents

With broader majority, the Greek Parliament adopted the new law on adoption as well as Article 8 of the draft law that allows fostering by same sex couples living under civil partnership. Article 8 divided political parties, even progressive SYRIZA, with some lawmakers from the ruling left-wing party to claim …

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“Eco program” to educate kindergarten & school children in Fur Production

An “ecological and education program about how fur is made” for kindergarten and elementary school children? If nothing else, Greece’s government has little to not at all knowledge about animal rights or the global debate about fur. Greek Education Ministry was forced to cancel this ambitious and criminal program not …

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Migrant boat capsizes in the Aegean, 16 dead among them several children

A far-reaching tragedy with migrants and refugees occurred on Saturday morning in the sea area off ​​Poros, in the southeast of  the island of Agathonisi, Dodecanese. A wooden boat carrying people from Turkey to Greece capsized causing the death of at least 14 people, among them several children. Two women …

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UPD Children bodies washed ashore of Lesvos belonged to Turkish family fleeing Erdogan persecution

The bodies of two children and one adult male that were washed ashore on the island of Lesvos ten days ago belonged to a Turkish family fleeing persecution by the Erdogan regime, claim a Turkish lawmaker and a human rights activist. The claim comes by Turkish opposition MP from the …

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37.5% of Greece’s children are at risk of poverty, says Eurostat

Year in, year out since 2010, the number of children at risk of poverty is continuously increasing in Greece. With 37.5 percent, Greece is tops among members of the eurozone and third after Romania and Bulgaria within the European union. Four in 10 children aged up to 17 years old …

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Sheer outrage when kindergarten organizes Body Painting on a Horse!

An weird children activity was offered by a kindergarten in Thessaloniki, North Greece. The kindergarten organized the unprecedented activity, Body Painting on a Horse! The action triggered an outrage, animal lovers lashed out at the kindergarten and accused it of “abusing the horse” , while it was sending wrong messages …

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