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Thematic news: Children on the move

[Greece] Nearly 50 Syrian refugees arrive in Ireland from Greece
24 Feb 2018
The Irish Times reports that ''nearly 50 Syrian refugees have arrived in Ireland from Greece this week under the Government’s relocation programme.
[European Union] EU Commissioner Avramopoulos meets with UN leadership
23 Feb 2018
''European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos had a series of meetings with the UN leadership on Friday in New York, to discuss international cooperation in issues related to migration and safety'', acco
[Greece] Boy, 5, dies after being run over outside refugee camp
23 Feb 2018
''A 5-year-old refugee boy died on Friday after he was run over by a car on the road linking Mytilene, the capital of the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, to the town of Mantamado'', Kathimerini reports.
[Greece] Ombudsman calls for support on refugees
21 Feb 2018
''European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly on Wednesday called for more assistance to Greece by other European Union member-states to deal with the refugee-migrant crisis,'' according to Kathimerini.
[Greece] A total of 117 migrants, refugees arrived on the Greek islands since Feb. 17
20 Feb 2018
''A total of 117 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the last three days (17-20 February). There were 135 arrivals on Lesvos, 17 on Chios and 25 on Samos.
[Greece] Children among Turks seeking asylum after landing on Oinousses
20 Feb 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''a group of 17 Turkish citizens seeking asylum in Greece after crossing on a rubber dinghy to the eastern Aegean island of Oinousses includes six children and four women.
[Greece] UNHCR's Leclerc: EU Commission to continue funding asylum-seekers housing programme
19 Feb 2018
Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) reports that ''The European Commission has made assurances that it will continue to finance the Estia housing programme placing asylum seekers in apartments in 2019'' according to the representative of the UN Hi
[European Union] Germany, Italy to insist on refugee redistribution across EU members: Merkel
17 Feb 2018
''Germany and Italy will continue to demand a redistribution of refugees in the European Union (EU) despite heavy resistance from some member states, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) told press on Friday during a meeting with her Italian coun
[Greece] EU asks charities to explain anti-abuse measures
16 Feb 2018
The EUObserver reports that ''the European Commission is demanding EU-funded charities to explain measures they are taking to prevent abuse.
[Greece] Only 16 percent of asylum seekers' in Greece to be sent to Turkey: Report
11 Feb 2018
According to Middle East Eye, ''Only 16 per cent of asylum seekers who have arrived in Greece are likely to be sent to Turkey despite a controversial European Union (EU) deal, the former head of Greece's asylum service said on Sunday.


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