Greece

Monday 3 October 2016

600 children have died in the Mediterranean this year

At least 600 children have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, Save the Children has found.

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Wednesday 17 August 2016

Children at risk in crowded camps as number of refugees arriving in Greece more than doubles

The average number of refugees and migrants arriving daily in Greece is at its highest since May, causing serious congestion in the camps on the islands and putting children at risk, Save the Children said today.
 
Arrivals to the islands during the first 14 days of August increased by 144 per cent compared to the first 14 days of July*. The island of Chios has seen one of the largest spikes in arrivals with the daily average jumping from eight in July to 42 in August.
 

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Thursday 14 July 2016

Unaccompanied children 'feel like criminals behind barbed wire,'

Unaccompanied children detained on the Greek Island of Lesvos feel they are being treated like criminals, Save the Children International’s CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt said today.

Speaking after a series of visits to camps near Athens and on Lesvos, Ms Thorning-Schmidt said if European leaders could hear what she had been told and see it for themselves they would respond differently.

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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Child refugees moved from Idomeni lack food, water and adequate shelter in new camps - charity warns conditions are inhumane

Save the Children today expressed serious concerns for refugee children and families who were relocated yesterday from Idomeni camp to new sites in northern Greece where many lack adequate basic services including food, water and accommodation.

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Tuesday 24 May 2016

Save the Children urges Greek authorities to protect vulnerable children during the evacuation of Idomeni

Save the Children is urging the Greek authorities to ensure today’s evacuation of Idomeni informal camp in northern Greece remains peaceful, and that children are provided with the protection they need during the process.

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