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Access to School Aids Social Inclusion of Migrants, Refugees in Greece, IOM Survey Shows



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Athens – Access to regular schooling has enabled migrant and refugee children to make friends with students from other cultures, said 84 per cent of surveyed children in open accommodation centres in Greece.

UN Migration Agency, EU and Greece help 2,800 migrant and refugee children go back to school in 2018



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Athens – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, announced today that almost 2,800 children living in Greece in open-accommodation centres for migrants and refugees attended school in 2018, marking the second year when European Union (EU)-funded transportation services enabled these students to return to class.  

AVRR Information Campaign in Crete

Athens, 25/06/2018


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With the active participation of the local community, the institutions and the authorities of Heraklion and Chania cities in the island of Crete, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) implemented two information events in the framework of the project "The Implementation of Assisted Voluntary Returns including Reintegration measures" (AVRR).

IOM Greece statement on the death of the three-year-old boy in Thiva

Athens, 19/06/2018


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IOM expresses its deep grief and sincere condolences to the family of Omed, a three-year-old boy who lost his life in the open accommodation site located at Thiva, Greece.

The boy, who was found drowned in the sewage tank, was from Iraq. He had just arrived with his family at the open accommodation site a few days ago.