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Greece, Germany complete relocation of 612 refugee children with health issues

The relocation program of Greece and Germany for refugee children with serious health conditions and their families has been completed, a joint statement released by the Migration and Asylum Ministry and the German embassy in Athens said on Thursday. Germany recognizes “the systematic efforts of Greece, as EU’s frontline border …

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Greece: Refugee children only with negative Covid-19 test in schools

Greece’ Education Ministry demands negative COVID-19 test refugee children in order to enroll them in school, even though there is no official epidemiological data to justify such a discriminating move. According to a circular issued by Deputy Education Minister Sofia Zacharaki, refugee and asylum-seeking children that want to attend primary …

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Crete mayors agree to host 400 unaccompanied refugee minors

Mayors on the island of Crete have agreed to host 400 unaccompanied refugee minors in accommodation structures. This was decided in a meeting between the Regional Union of Municipalities of Crete and the Deputy Labor Minister, Domna Michailidou. According to the plan, about 400 children will be accommodated on the …

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Children without childhood: Shocking data on child labor in Thessaloniki

Children work from 6 to up 12 hours a day in the fields, in the construction, in car wash facilities, they wander around selling small items on the streets or they beg at traffic lights. They fall victims to exploitation by gangs dealing with illicit tobacco and drugs, they drive …

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Barcelona FC offers soccer training to refugee children in Lesvos hotspots

The charity arm of Barcelona FC has been offering refugee children living in the hotspots of the island of Lesvos free soccer training. Organizers say the soccer training sessions for children hosted at two refugee camps on the Greek island promote dialogue, respect and tolerance among the young participants, helping …

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Skoutari: 105 pupils abstain from school in protest of 10 refugee children

Only 25 pupils from 130 in total went to primary school of Skoutari, in Northern Greece, on Friday. 105 pupils abstained from classes in protest of 10 refugee children who started their education in the school. It was in fact the parents and the guardians of the 105 pupils who …

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1,500 parents sign to expel refugee children from schools on Chios

Dozens of parents and school children guardians on the island of Chios have moved against the education of refugee children in five schools on the island. In an non-judicial document bearing the signatures of 1,500 people the parents ask that refugee children do not attend the public school system. The …

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Filippiada: Hepatitis in 3 refugee children halts school enrollment program

Three children from the refugee camp in Filippiada in Epirus, North-Western Greece, have been found to have been infected with the hepatitis virus, type A. The children were hospitalized with symptoms in the Arta where laboratory tests showed that they were infected with Hepatitis A. The findings resulted into the …

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Eight refugee children from one refugee center hospitalized with Hepatitis A

Eight refugee children aged 2-18 years old are being hospitalized after they were diagnosed to have been infected with Hepatitis A. All the children were residents of refugee center in Nea Kavala and are now hospitalized in Kilkis, northern Greece. “The virus is transmitted orally, from food, from hands, from …

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Greece to hire 800 teachers to school 22,000 refugee children

Greece will hire hundreds of extra teachers to help thousands of migrant children join its public schools in the autumn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday. “The inclusion of all refugee children in the public school system will begin in September,” Tsipras said in a televised address. “Around 800 …

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