A persistent characteristic of this crisis has been the significant number of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arriving to Greece and travelling alone along the Western Balkan route. Today, 2,250 of these UASC are stranded in Greece, with limited access to safe shelters, services and support, facing significant risks and with uncertain futures. The International Rescue Committee and METAdrasi have been on the ground responding to the needs of these children throughout the crisis and believe actors at all levels have a role to play in improving the response for these children.
A briefing note by METAdrasi and the International Rescue Committee on the situation for unaccompanied and separated refugee children in Greece
Greece has served as the entry point to Europe for more than one million people since 2015.