Greece

Friday 22 September 2017

Children living in abysmal conditions as number of refugees arriving on Greek islands spikes

A surge in new arrivals on the Greek islands is causing severe overcrowding, with up to 16 people to a five-person tent, babies forced to sleep on the ground and children put at grave risk, Save the Children warned today. 

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Wednesday 12 July 2017

Absence of Greek Government plans for islands' unaccompanied children presents risks, a group of NGOs warns

On August 1, the Greek Government will assume responsibility for services provided to asylum seekers on the Greek islands and for unaccompanied children throughout Greece. Humanitarian organisations working on the islands and with unaccompanied children welcome the transition to a Government-led response.

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Sunday 18 December 2016

Rebuilding lives with dignity in Greece

Loss, horror and sadness have shaped the stories of refugees and migrants in Greece. But incredible stories of resilience and success are out there.

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Friday 25 November 2016

Death of child in Moria fire a disgrace for both EU and Greek Government

Following reports of the tragic death of a six-year-old child and woman during a fire in Moria detention centre last night on the Greek island of Lesvos, Save the Children is calling on the EU and the Greek government to urgently work to tackle overcrowding in refugee camps on the islands by moving people to safe and open facilities on the mainland.

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Monday 14 November 2016

Fears for 6,000 children as some camps on Greek islands soar to triple their capacity

An estimated 6,000 children living in detention centres and camps on the Greek islands are at risk with facilities on four out of five islands overflowing, Save the Children warned ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Athens on 15 November.

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