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Greek women postpone marriage and maternity due to economic crisis and unemployment

In recent years, at least one in five Greek women decides to not get married because of the economic crisis and unemployment. At the same time, those getting married postpone the decision of having children for the same reasons. These are the findings of survey that will be presented at …

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Hundreds of children evacuated from summer camp as wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth

Hundreds of children from a summer camp were evacuated as a huge wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth in Northeastern Peloponnese. The fire broke out in an inaccessible pine forest area late afternoon near the village of Ano Almyri and spread quickly because strong wind blowing with intensity of 5 Beaufort. …

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Serres: Bus on school trip overturns, nine children, five parents injured

A bus carrying elementary school pupils and parents to a daily excursion overturned on Friday morning near Serres in Norther Greece. Nine children and five accompanying parents were injured. The bus driver claimed that a truck was blocking the road. The accident occurred short before 10 o’ clock Friday morning …

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Children among the 22 victims of terror attack in Manchester Arena

At least 22 people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at a crowded pop concert in Manchester, the most deadly attack in Britain in a decade. Police say attacker died after detonating ‘improvised explosive device’ in foyer of concert hall. The horror unfolded at …

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EU suspends funding to NGO aiding refugees in Greece following claims of sexual abuse and corruption

The European Union has suspended funding to a non-government organization (NGO) aiding refugees in Greece pending an investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation and financial corruption, a spokesman for European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has said. “Although these remain allegations under investigation, the Commission is …

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At least 16 dead when boat with refugees capsizes in the Aegean Sea

At least seven people have drowned when a boat carrying refugees capsized in the Aegean Sea on Monday morning. Two women have been rescued, one of them is in advanced pregnancy. Unconfirmed reports speak of another four bodies to have been washed out on the Turkish coast. A Search and …

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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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