Greece

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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Monday 23 May 2016

Child refugees in Greece have been out of school for an average of 1.5 years

Child refugees stranded in Greece have been out of school for an average of one and a half years, risking a generation which has been denied the right to an education, according to Save the Children.   

 

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Wednesday 27 April 2016

Aid organisation condemns use of tear gas against refugees and migrants in Lesvos

Save the Children regards as unacceptable the use of tear gas by police against refugees and migrants, including children, in Moria detention centre in Lesvos at various times yesterday. It followed a demonstration by people held at Moria against their long-term detention and the inhumane conditions in the camp.

 

There are reports from reliable sources that a number of refugees and migrants in the camp, including 33 children, sustained injuries and many were taken to hospital.    

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