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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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UNICEF terminates cooperation with branch in Greece due to “financial irregularities”

United Nations children aid organization UNICEF has announced it terminates cooperation with its National Chapter in Greece on suspicion of financial irregularities. In a statement, the UNICEF said an audit conducted by the UN agency revealed “financial irregularities,” but the international organization refrained from elaborating on the kind of irregularities. …

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Spain has the EU’s third highest rate of child poverty, after Romania and Greece

After the economic crisis and years of austerity, child poverty is on the rise in wealthy countries, according to Unicef. In Spain, the proportion of children living below the poverty line increased by nine percentage points between 2008 and 2014, to reach almost 40%. In Greece, one in four children …

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UNICEF’s social experiment: People treat lost poor children differently than rich ones (video)

A social experiment: Would you stop if you saw a little girl alone on the street? apparently you would but it would depend much on the clothes the little wear would wear and her general appearance: clean and neatly, or dirty and not neatly. UNICEF made a powerful local experiment …

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Malak, 7, the Syrian refugee girl – Heartbreaking UNICEF video

Eleven children were drowned today Monday off Edremit in Turkey when the overcrowded  boat sank before reaching the Greek island of Lesvos. Eleven children were drowned on the way to be better future. Instead of shelter, food and a warm bed … the cold waters of the Aegean Sea. Eleven …

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UNICEF Greece report: 686,000 children at risk of poverty

In its latest report UNICEF states that one in three children in Greece was at risk of poverty or social expulsion. The total number may shock: 686,000 children or 35.4 percent of the children population in Greece. The causes? Rising unemployment and cuts in welfare benefits. 292,000 children live in …

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