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05 Feb 2020
From 2020 the Greek government is giving an allowance of 2000 euros for the birth of every child, in an effort to halt the decline in population. The population in Greece stated to decrease may as an effect of the austerity measures issued after the...
26 Jan 2020
The Moria complex on the island of Lesbos has capacity for 3,000 people, but there are now more than 19,000 people crammed inside, more than 1,000 of which are unaccompanied migrant children. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) claims that many of these...
16 Jan 2020
Greece's first integrated online platform for adoption and fostering will be implemented by the end of January. It will help reduce and significantly simplify the adoption process, according to the country's Deputy Minister for Social Solidarity,...
26 Nov 2019
The Greek child protection organization, Terre des hommes Hellas, believes the authorities’ new plans for refugees and migrants put at risk the mental health and well-being of thousands of children and young people. Athens, 25th November 2019 - The...
17 Nov 2019
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday that a nine-month-old baby died at the Moria migrant camp due to severe dehydration. The child from the Congo was diagnosed with symptoms of dehydration on 10th November. The baby was then transferred...
02 Nov 2019
The first international social work conference, 'Social Deprivation, Child Protection and Human Rights', was held in Greece on 1–3 November 2019. Ana Radulescu, the President of IFSW Europe, held a speech about poverty and the approaches of social...
31 Oct 2019
'The Smile of the Child' and 'Telefono Azzurro' are two organizations from Italy and Greece who teamed up for a great purpose. At their event – held on 22 October, at the Italian Cultural Institute – they emphasized the importance of their...
29 Oct 2019
The ‘Human Rights Watch’ reports that Greece is processing this week a draft law relevant to the reduce of migrants’ arrival in the country from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Many ‘’alarms’’ are being emerged about the possible attenuation of asylum...
22 Oct 2019
The HOME Project Greece won Child 10's annual award on the EU's Anti-Trafficking day, 18 October. The award was launched in 2014 with the aim to reward those who protect and help refugee children. With this award, the project will receive funding ...
15 Oct 2019
In its latest report UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) urges the European states to take measures to protect child refugees arriving in the Mediterranean region, mostly in Greece. According to the report in this year approximately 12.900 underaged...

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