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04 Oct 2019
In the first three quarters of the year: 72.263 irregular migrant and refugees arrived in Europe by sea (in the same period of last year was nearly 84.345) 1.041 of them died at sea (1.890 in the same period  of last year) on the Eastern...
04 Oct 2019
The recent increase of unaccompanied migrant children raises serious issues in child protection. More and more refugee children arrive in the country without parental or other protection. There are only 1.169 available long-term accommodation...
02 Oct 2019
Safe Passage urges the UK government to urgently evacuate unaccompanied children in danger on Greek islands and safely reunited with their families in the UK. A no-deal Brexit may block the route to a family reunion. Safe Passage (UK based charity...
01 Oct 2019
There were 4,501 unaccompanied children in Greece at the end of September and the numbers are rising, which give a big challenge to the country’s child protection mechanisms. The Labor and Social Affairs Ministry tries to improve the circumstances...
27 Sep 2019
Research on the provision of support to migrant victims of torture has emerged only relatively recently. At the Third Annual Expert Workshop of the UN Fund for Torture, a representative from Doctors for Human Rights described the ‘silent epidemic'...
25 Sep 2019
The European week of sports celebrates its 5th edition this year; and 2019 brings a success story – after a long struggle with documentation, the first refugee in Greece got the official authorisation to play professional football. However, many of...
18 Sep 2019
Between 1st of January and 12th September Turkey has stopped 269.059 irregular migrants crossing Europe, the highest ever. The number is expected to grow by the end of the year. Previous years figures of intercepted illegal migrants were: In 2018...
12 Sep 2019
The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) were adopted by the international community in 2018. These Compacts aim to better regulate international migration and manage major crises that...
11 Sep 2019
Adriana is 23 years old. She has a job, home, family and friends. However, it took her a long time to get there. She is Roma, born in Italy, to a Serbian mother and Croatian father. All her life she has travelled from one place to another, hoping to...
06 Sep 2019
Children in migration are amongst the most vulnerable people in need of a safe and stable environment, access to quality education, and child-specific services. In Greece, the needs of these children are not always met. Of the 79,500...

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