Bid to find permanent homes for unaccompanied minors


The Migration Ministry’s special secretary for the protection of unaccompanied minors, Irene Agapidaki, has told Kathimerini in an interview that Greece should have permanent accommodation for 2,000 lone refugee children by the end of this year.

Hundreds of unaccompanied minors have been transferred from reception centers on the Aegean islands to more appropriate accommodation on the mainland, she said, while hundreds more have moved to other countries under a European Union relocation program.

The capacity of long-term accommodation for migrant minors on the mainland has been increased by 30 percent, Agapidaki said.