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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
08 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
According to HRW, children are held in unsanitary conditions - sometimes with unrelated adults - in police stations and detention centers where they have little access to basic care and services.
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.
24 May 2016 description
report Save the Children
Agency also expressed its concern over a lack of basic and specialised services, particularly for children travelling alone, in the facilities to which refugees and migrants are being relocated.
16 Apr 2016 description
report Save the Children
Vulnerable lone children are being left out in the cold in Greece as the demand for safe shelters and adequate services far outstrips the supply.
21 Jul 2015 description
report Caritas
The situation in Greece is getting worse by the day. New migrants know about the country's economic crisis, but still decide to come to Greece as it is their entry point to Europe.