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Unsafe and inhumane living conditions at the Moria reception and identification center for refugees, Greece Copyright: Terre des hommes Hellas 

25 Mar 2020
'Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic'   Open letter signed by 121 Organizations To The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Constantine An. Tassoulas...
04 Mar 2020
Refugee Camps Have Reached Breaking Point (Athens, March 4, 2020) – European Union (EU) Member States should urgently relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands to safety in their territory, while ensuring that the children’s best...
Κορίτσι, στο Κέντρο Υποδοχής και Ταυτοποίησης στη Μόρια, Λέσβο. Οκτώβρης 2019.
25 Feb 2020
Open Letter To: The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis   Dear Prime Minister, The organizations signing this letter have been engaged for many years in the field of human rights and humanitarian aid and are looking...
28 Sep 2018
For children aged from five and a half to six and a half years old, living in reception centers for migrants in Serbia, from this school year, the compulsory preparatory preschool program begins for the first time. This year, 38 of them is enrolled...
02 Aug 2017
According to recent reports, the number of unaccompanied children placed in unhygienic detention centres has increased alarmingly. At the end of July, 117 children were in police cells and custody centres, whereas only two were placed in detention...
02 Aug 2017
Psychology Today reports current concerns regarding the mental health of refugee children, and points out patterns in suicidal and homicidal ideation among refugee teenagers. Traditional practices in suicidality evaluation are criticized, and it is...
18 Oct 2016
'UNICEF' reports that from January to October 2016 it is estimated that more than 20,000 unaccompanied and separated children arrived by sea to Italy. This is already more than in 2015 when there were in total 16,500 child arrivals, of whom 12,300...
17 Oct 2016
The 18th October is the 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day. In a three-part blog series, ICMPD analyses challenges and future priorities for the EU in combating trafficking in human beings, focusing on anti-trafficking within a global migration context....
20 Sep 2016
Human Rights Watch reports that all children have a legal right to an education. But too often, children forced to flee their homes also end up missing out on schooling–a double blow with dire consequences for their future. Parents trying to shield...
09 Aug 2016
Sputnik International reports on the alarming trend which seems to be emerging across Sweden whereby refugee children are being sold into the sex industry and heinously exploited. The report is the more worrying because it points to systematic...

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