Three missing teenage girls found


Two 15-year-old girls and a third girl, aged 16, who had gone missing from a state facility in Agia Paraskevi, northern Athens, on Monday, have been found safe and well, according to a statement issued by the charity Hamogelo tou Paidiou (The Smile of the Child) on Wednesday.

“The disappearance of children during adolescence is a common phenomenon which has been exacerbated at the current time by the extended confinement resulting from restrictions for Covid-19,” the charity said.

The conditions have resulted in adolescents often feeling repressed and a need to release pressure by acting out, it added.