PRAKSIS, MSF, SAVE THE CHILDREN on the situation of unaccompanied children in Greece

According to official figures[1], following the closure of the Balkan route and the enactment of the EU-Turkey agreement in March 2016, around 58.000 asylum seekers are currently stranded in Greece. Approximately 38% of those seeking protection are children, including a growing number of unaccompanied children (UAC) who have arrived in Greece without a parent or guardian and are extremely vulnerable to various forms of abuse and exploitation. However, the volume of UAC being identified in the country has exposed the limits and gaps in the protection framework and supporting services in place for UAC – and points to a failure in addressing their needs for international protection, including appropriate shelter and access to fundamental human rights.

 

Read our advocacy note in english HERE

 

[1] Ministry of Migration Policy

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