Friday December 19, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
17o C
10o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Shelter opens in Patra for vulnerable migrants

Greek nongovernmental organization Praksis and the Hellenic Red Cross have inaugurated a new shelter in Patra aimed at providing relief to dozens of migrants sleeping on the streets of the western port city.

The project is funded in part by the governments of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein through the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The new shelter is equipped to accommodate up to 30 unaccompanied minors and 40 individuals from vulnerable groups.

The center will provide beds as well as meals, basic healthcare, legal advice, psychological support, Greek immersion classes and help finding work.

Minors will be allowed to remain at the shelter until they reach adulthood or are reunited with their families.

“The streets are full of children that fall victim to criminal rackets,” said Daniel Esdras, head of IOM’s Greek mission. “Now these children have somewhere to turn.”

Patra has seen a big spike in its homeless population in the past few years as hundreds of undocumented migrants gather at the port in the hope of making their way onto a ship headed for Italy and deeper into the European Union.

ekathimerini.com , Friday March 21, 2014 (19:01)  
Parliament´s ethics panel mulls Haikalis´ bribery claims, peruses video
ND rebuffs bribery claims, says alleged mediator was adviser to Kammenos
GD´s Kasidiaris charged for recording chat with ex PM aide
Independent Greeks leader backs MP´s bribery claims, threatens to release video [Update]
Hollande suggests he and Merkel will move jointly to help Greece
Speculation about a possible overture by European leaders in support of the Greek government rose on Friday after French President Francois Hollande said he would work together with German C...
IMF postpones Cyprus loan tranche after foreclosure law
The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it could no longer release funds to Cyprus under its bailout this week, after the euro zone government suspended a foreclosure law that was r...
Inside Business
SOCCER
PAOK loss at Giannina brings Olympiakos to within a point
The bad losses that PAOK and Panathinaikos suffered on the road on Thursday allowed Olympiakos to gain significant ground on the table and come to within one point from the top after the mid...
BASKETBALL
Reds lose in Turkey to motivated Galatasaray
Olympiakos went down at Galatasaray 79-74 on Thursday for its second defeat in the first round of the Euroleague that ended with the Reds topping their pool with eight wins in 10 games. With...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
New weapons of diplomacy
Hollywood screenwriters couldn’t make it up: That Sony, one of the world’s biggest film producers, would be forced to pull a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s dictator after a ...
EDITORIAL
Oblivious to change
The world around us is undergoing many important changes while we sit around stewing in our own juices. US President Barack Obama is actually talking with Cuba’s Raul Castro, for example, bu...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Hollande suggests he and Merkel will move jointly to help Greece
2. Parliament´s ethics panel mulls Haikalis´ bribery claims, peruses video
3. ND rebuffs bribery claims, says alleged mediator was adviser to Kammenos
4. GD´s Kasidiaris charged for recording chat with ex PM aide
5. Independent Greeks leader backs MP´s bribery claims, threatens to release video [Update]
6. Ministry rebuffs reports that Amphipolis skeleton has been identified
more news
Today
This Week
1. Independent Greeks MP Haikalis claims attempted bribery for presidential vote
2. Greek PM Samaras confronts peril putting his Greek transformation to vote
3. Ship with 200 migrants off Pylos towed to Italy after passengers refuse to stop in Greece
4. Gov't spokeswoman says bribery claims 'badly-played charade,' heralds legal action if evidence not produced
5. Former premier Mitsotakis to meet President Papoulias to discuss political upheaval
6. Independent Greeks leader backs MP's bribery claims, threatens to release video [Update]
Today
This Week
1. Juncker warns Greeks against voting 'extreme forces' into power
2. Romanos and the dilemma
3. Samaras summons bond vigilantes with euro exit talk
4. A friendly yet firm message from Pierre Moscovici
5. High stakes
6. Europe's drama in Greece needs final act to avoid tragedy
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.