Greece

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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Saturday 16 April 2016

An estimated 75% of child refugees stranded alone in Greece do not have a safe place to stay, warns Save the Children

Vulnerable lone children are being left out in the cold in Greece as the demand for safe shelters and adequate services far outstrips the supply, Save the Children said ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Lesvos today with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Archbishop Ieronymo.

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Sunday 3 April 2016

Conditions Rapidly Deteriorating for Children Detained in Moria Camp on Lesvos

Save the Children expressed deep concern today over the deplorable conditions in Moria detention centre on the Greek island of Lesvos, where more than 1,000 children, many traveling alone, are detained as part of the EU-Turkey deal.

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Tuesday 19 January 2016

Children at risk on refugee route as temperatures plummet to -20 °C

With temperatures forecast to drop to as low as -20 °C in Serbia this week, children travelling along the refugee route are at risk of hypothermia as well as pneumonia and other potentially fatal respiratory illnesses, Save the Children staff warn.

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Thursday 29 October 2015

More than 70 children have drowned trying to get to Greece since Aylan Kurdi

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