Projects for children affected by migration

Projects for children affected by migration

For years, Greece has hosted large numbers of asylum seekers and refugees fleeing conflict and poverty, primarily in the Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In 2015, it was the main entry point for the more than 1 million people who sought safety in the European Union that year. Most individuals reach Greece from Turkey, risking their lives in dangerous sea crossings to Greek islands in the northern Aegean Sea. Although the number of arrivals has fallen significantly since the height of Europe's so-called "refugee crisis," thousands of people continue to arrive in Greece. The failure of Greece and the EU to establish coherent and humane refugee policies means many languish in appalling conditions as they try to navigate the asylum process and access critical protection. Among those most affected are children, either unaccompanied or with family members or caregivers.

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Despite positive efforts by the government in the past year, one-quarter of refugee children did not attend school according to a report published recently by three organizations in Greece. Athens, September 13, 2022 – The government of Greece is still not meeting its obligations to ensure all…
People with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) seeking asylum in Greece face insecurity, inadequate shelter, lack of appropriate support, and a hostile asylum system. In a joint open letter to the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, today…
Despite positive efforts by the government in the last year, one-quarter of refugee children did not attend school according to a new report published today by three organizations in Greece. Athens, July 18, 2022 – The government of Greece is still not meeting its obligations to ensure all…
JOINT STATEMENT: The recent case of Saidou, a young refugee from Guinea, has starkly illustrated the problem of unaccompanied children who, despite being in the country under the care of the State, lack a long-term legal protection framework. This case has shed light on the systemic lack of a…
The child protection organization Terre des hommes Hellas (Tdh) is pleased to announce the launch today of its project "DIGNIFY", another program for vulnerable families with children on the move living in the region of Attica, after a needs assessment carried out in the previous months. The…
March 2022 marks six years since the EU-Turkey Statement was agreed, which stipulated that people crossing irregularly to the Greek islands from Turkey would be returned there. Six years later, this “temporary and extraordinary measure” has become a hallmark of the EU shirking its responsibility to…

Publications

For this report, the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR), Save the Children, and Terre des hommes Hellas/Tdh reviewed official statistics and data to measure the government’s performance in comparison to the previous school year. They also held 13 focused group discussions with a total of 53 children…
The Child Safeguarding Policy of Terre des hommes confirms and strengthens our commitment as an organization to safeguard children and protect them from all forms of harm and abuse. This is a crucial issue for Terre des hommes and we make sure that the protection of children, the promotion of their…
Terre des hommes / Tdh is a Greek NGO registered in the official Register of Greek and Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, which are active in matters of international protection, Migration, and social inclusion in Greece. Find the relevant link of the…
Despite the continuing challenges of COVID-19 and the upsurge of insecurity in many countries in 2021, our staff went the extra mile and directly supported two million children and members of their communities around the world. We trained people who in turn supported a further 3.1 million children…
This guide was conceived based on the experiences of Tdh in Thessaloniki, Greece which is a culturally rich migration context combining more than 24 nationalities. It contains three parts: 1. Football for protection foundations, 2. A methodology on the use of Football for protection, and 3. A…
The PM+ methodology addresses long-term gaps in the provision of psychosocial services (PSS) to vulnerable young people including to unaccompanied minors experiencing emotional distress. Designed by the World Health Organization, this methodology introduces a procedure of peer support by trained…