Since the beginning of 2016, around one in three of over 183,000 refugees who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe are children. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, 1,146 children arrived in Greece and within, a total of 182 children were unaccompanied or separated. Children are among the most at risk as refugees. For some children, the difficulties begin with perilous border crossings and rough seas. All are at risk of being exposed to sickness, injury, violence, exploitation and trafficking – violations of their rights and threats to their lives and well-being – while some tragically never arrive at their destination. Children represent more than 30 per cent of all recorded deaths in the Aegean Sea.
This project addresses the needs of unaccompanied minors and separated children by providing proper accommodation, healthcare and education.
Budget: AED365000 – $100000