All unaccompanied refugee children relocated, says government official

All unaccompanied refugee children relocated, says government official

Greece’s special secretary for the protection of unaccompanied minors said on Tuesday that there were no children without a parent or guardian staying at the migrant reception and identification centers (RICs) on the eastern Aegean islands or at the land border with Turkey in Evros.

“Our country has taken an important step in the protection of this population and is in a position to more successfully fulfill its international commitments,” Eirini Agapidaki said in a post on Facebook.

“There are no more unaccompanied minors at the RICs on the islands or in the Evros camp,” she added.

Agapidaki cited figures from the National Center for Social Solidarity indicating that there were 1,752 unaccompanied minors staying at RICs at end-February, when the total number across the country stood at 5,379. Meanwhile the relocation of families and migrants belonging to vulnerable social groups continued.

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