The HOME Project August Newsletter
Athens, September 5, 2019 – The number of lone refugee children outside protection and unaccompanied minor arrivals have reached the highest levels since the beginning of 2016. There are currently 4,210 unaccompanied refugee children in Greece. 3,041 are in detention, camps and “safe zones” that have proven to be nothing but safe. Of those 1,100 children are currently homeless living in the streets. They are exposed to all sorts of threats: physical and sexual violence, child abuse, trafficking and sexual exploitation. Increased arrivals, over-population in the islands and a very high number of children without access to social welfare services have created urgent issues regarding child protection, public health, and social cohesion. There is an urgent need for immediate planning and implementation of a child protection policy.
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