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04 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
In 2016, nearly 5,000 reunification requests, 700 from unaccompanied and separated children, were made from Greece; only 1,107 applicants reached their destination country by year-end.
21 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The past year was marked by changing migration trends, more dangerous journeys and shift in the profiles of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, including women and children.
17 Aug 2016 description
report Save the Children
There are now more than 10,300 refugees, including about 3,800 children, stranded on a few Greek islands, forcing women and children to live in demoralising and unsafe conditions.
10 Jun 2016 description
An update of the regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) needs almost US$ 670 million this year, of which contributions of US$ 328.8 million have been received so far.
01 Mar 2016 description
Due to increased restrictions on transit via the official Balkan route, smuggling continues to pose protection risks to increasing numbers of migrants seeking alternative ways to reach the destination countries.
23 Feb 2016 description
Recent restrictive practices adopted in several European countries are placing additional undue hardships on refugees and asylum-seekers across Europe, the UN refugee agency said.
26 Jan 2016 description
The appeal aims at funding humanitarian operations in 2016 across the affected countries, with approximately half of the funds allocated for Greece.
24 Nov 2015 description
With refugees expected to continue arriving in Europe via Greece over the winter, it is imperative that the situation be managed so as to minimize the risks of new problems being created.
20 Oct 2015 description
The latest arrivals have taken the overall total to some 502,500 for this year. The spike in arrivals in Greece is sharply increasing reception pressures on the islands.
22 Sep 2015 description
report UN Population Fund
Countries along the transit routes need urgent support to ensure women and girls have access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health care and are protected from violence, the United Nations Population Fund said.