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Explainer: Relocation of unaccompanied children from Greece to other EU countries

Some 1,600 unaccompanied children living as asylum-seekers in harsh conditions on the Greek Islands are being relocated to 11 European Union countries. Here’s how the process works.

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Coronavirus Emergency


As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly around the world, displaced families are at serious risk.

This virus does not discriminate, and hits the vulnerable hardest.

Displaced families desperately need your help. Please donate today.


Your help could fund:

  • emergency hygiene packs to help refugees stay clean and safe
  • provide soap to vulnerable families
  • provide essential medicine to refugees
  • provide basic and emergency healthcare services to refugees.

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17 overlooked ways refugees are leading on sustainable development

Around the world, displaced and stateless people are taking action to halt climate change, achieve gender equity and solve other complex problems. The COVID-19 pandemic is not about to stop them.


2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

UNHCR is firmly committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015.


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