Refugee children

Refugee camp in northern Greece quarantined after Covid-19 infection

A refugee camp in Nea Kavala was quarantined by health authorities on Thursday after a pregnant woman tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports in local media.

Teams from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY), along with the Health Ministry's infectious disease expert Sotiris Tsiodras, are at the camp testing all residents.

Almost 5,500 unaccompanied refugee children live in Greece, data shows

An estimated 5,463 unaccompanied refugee children were living in Greece at the end of January, according to data presented by Deputy Social Affairs Minister Domna Michailidou in Parliament on Thursday.

The data is based on a bi-weekly report compiled by the Labor Ministry's National Center for Social Solidarity (EKKA), with the support from UNICEF.

Teacher on trial for allegedly encouraging students to ignore parents' 'xenophobic views'

A court on Monday on the eastern Aegean island of Samos will hear a case brought by a local parents association against a teacher whom they accuse of encouraging students to ignore the wishes of their parents regarding their opposition to refugee students entering the school.

Almost 12,500 refugee children attending school in Greece

Almost 12,500 refugee children have attended Greek public schools this year, according to a UNESCO annual report that was presented on Thursday at a special event at the Education Ministry in Athens.
"The total number of registered refugee students at Greek public schools at this moment amounts to around 12,480," said Deputy Education Minister Meropi Tzoufi.