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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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Livelihoods, food and futures: COVID-19 and the displaced

Already at risk before COVID, displaced people face new barriers to work, education, food and social protection. Data visualization project reveals the impact. 

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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