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22 May 2018 description
'Supported Independent Living for Unaccompanied Minors' covers their housing needs and focuses on leveraging and strengthening the teenagers’ skills and potential.
04 May 2018 description
IOM assisted with 10,576 voluntary returns to 84 countries and territories over the 20-month period, through EU and Greece-funded Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programme.
03 May 2018 description
With about 500 people arriving in Lesvos every week, the overcrowding, as well as the increased demand for health care and other services, are pushing the camp to breaking point.
27 Apr 2018 description
Some 2,900 people have arrived in Evros so far this month, mostly Syrian and Iraqi families. This is equivalent to half the estimated arrivals for all of 2017. In April land arrivals have outpaced sea arrivals.
19 Mar 2018 description
Living conditions in reception facilities on the islands do not meet basic humanitarian standards and are the result of both overcrowding and recent reductions in services, says MSF.
09 Feb 2018 description
The situation is particularly worrying in reception centres of Lesvos and Samos where thousands of refugees continue to stay in unsuitable shelter with inadequate security.
22 Dec 2017 description
Since mid-October, 6,000 asylum seekers have been moved out of the islands but 10,000 are still crammed into government-run facilities on the islands, double the design capacity.
06 Dec 2017 description
MSF is scaling up its emergency humanitarian intervention, and is calling on EU and Greek authorities to open the islands and immediately move people to the mainland.
27 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Only a third of the nearly 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children in Greece are receiving shelter and care. UNICEF urges key policy and legal reforms to help keep them safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 Oct 2016 description
MSF highlights the gaps within the current system that mean vulnerable people are neither properly identified nor receive appropriate protection and care.
20 Sep 2016 description
Despite the number of crossings being 42% lower than in the same period last year (520,000), the number of people reported dead or missing is only 15% lower than the total for 2015 (3,771).
26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF.