Unac­com­pa­nied mi­nors.

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GThe In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Mi­gra­tion last week an­nounced it had of­fered shel­ter and tai­lored ser­vices to more than 1,114 unac­com­pa­nied mi­nors in Greece since the be­gin­ning of 2018 as part of an Eu­ro­pean Union-funded pro­gram. Ac­cord­ing to IOM, the chil­dren now live at 13 ho­tels in cen­tral and north­ern Greece af­ter pre­vi­ously stay­ing at re­cep­tion and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cen­ters in pro­tec­tive cus­tody on the Greek is­lands. “Pro­vid­ing ad­e­quate ac­com­mo­da­tion and liv­ing con­di­tions for unac­com­pa­nied chil­dren ar­riv­ing in Greece is one of the pri­or­i­ties of the gov­ern­ment of Greece. IOM, sup­ported by the Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion, has set up this project to pro­vide tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion for those who can­not be im­me­di­ately ac­com­mo­dated in the shel­ters,” said Gian­luca Rocco, IOM chief of mis­sion in Greece. “Shel­ters are be­ing set up in Greece, but ad­e­quate num­bers are still lack­ing. With this project there is a pos­si­bil­ity to en­sure that proper ac­com­mo­da­tion is pro­vided for these chil­dren,” he added.

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