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16 Oct 2017 description
Legal status challenges place unaccompanied and separated children at risk of arrest, detention and in the cases of Greece and Jordan, relocation and even deportation.
25 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children
In Greek camps, up to 16 people are forced to sleep in five-person tents. This level of overcrowding puts children at immense risk, with reports of violent outbreaks in some camps.
08 Sep 2017 description
The number of new arrivals, which accelerated in August, is putting pressure on overcrowded reception facilities and hampering efforts to improve conditions.
27 Jul 2017 description
The programme helps refugees rent urban accommodation and provides them with cash assistance marking a change from providing support for accommodation in camps.
20 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Unaccompanied migrant children in Lesbos are being incorrectly identified as adults and housed with unrelated adults, leaving them vulnerable to abuse and unable to access the specific care they need, HRW said.
12 Jul 2017 description
On 31st July, European funding to NGOs responding to the migrant influx on the Greek islands will come to an end. Without a clear transition plan, gaps in services will likely occur.
19 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam
This report identifies the impact of European migration policies on family unity and calls on the governments of EU member states to protect the right to family life of refugees.
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.
25 Apr 2017 description
The auditors warn that the reception facilities in Italy and Greece are still not adequate. There is also a shortage of adequate facilities to accommodate and process unaccompanied minors.
18 Apr 2017 description
report Harvard University
A study documents sexual and physical abuse of children inside migrant camps and reports new information about the commercial sexual exploitation of migrant children in Greece.
27 Mar 2017 description
UNHCR has set out recommendations to ensure a more sustainable system, where asylum-seekers and refugees access adequate care, support and the solutions they need.
16 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children
Degrading conditions on the Greek islands as a result of the agreement have led to a rise in self-harm, aggression, anxiety and depression, according to Save the Children.
25 Jan 2017 description
The €8.5 million initiative will give children on the move access to protection and educational services so they feel safe, protected and can regain a sense of normality.
23 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Greek authorities, with EU support, should transfer asylum seekers living in appalling conditions to appropriate mainland accommodation, HRW said.
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.
18 Jan 2017 description
Refugees and migrants in Greece aged 15 to 24 have an overwhelming interest in continuing their education, a desire to work and willingness to learn new skills, according to a new report.
18 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants with disabilities are not properly identified and do not enjoy equal access to services in reception centers in Greece, said Human Rights Watch.
16 Jan 2017 description
With only 11.5% of asylum seekers relocated, a real solution is overdue and requires solidarity among European countries to uphold the right to seek international protection, states the Norwegian Refugee Council.
04 Nov 2016 description
Besides replacing tents with some 1,000 residential containers on eight official sites, UNHCR is also delivering up to 200,000 winter items to 38,000 asylum-seekers on sites in the Greek mainland and the islands.
24 Oct 2016 description
Distributing winter clothing and bed linen is one mechanism to support people who continue to be housed in substandard conditions in camps, said the president of the Hellenic Red Cross.