The HOME Project CEO Writes about a Needed Child Protection Policy in Greece
Athens, September 9, 2019 – Sofia Kouvelaki, Chief Executive Officer of The HOME Project, writes about the urgent need to implement a child protection policy for unaccompanied refugee children in Greece. Read her article here.
The HOME Project is a unifying initiative set up to address the needs of refugees and refugee children in particular who have arrived in Greece alone. Through its programs it looks to provide relief from suffering to all those affected by the crisis and to give hope out of despair.
At the heart of this disaster is the little told story of the children, refugees who have been ripped from their homelands through violence and war, and who seek the basic security which most of us take for granted. Over half of the displaced population are children. Many of them are unaccompanied, alone, forced to fend for themselves and at risk of danger. This number continues to increase and with border closures they are now stranded in Greece. Thousands of children are without parents, family or any kind of guardian and urgently need support.