30ᵗʰ June 2020
Project “MERIMNA” - Safeguarding children at Greek border points
In recent years Greece has faced increased migratory flows both at its land and sea borders. Amongst the most vulnerable populations are Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMCs), as they are alone, without members of their family, thus exposed to numerous dangers and risks. They tend to develop a range of emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems, such as depression, anxiety, psychotraumatic stress, substance use, suicidal acts, and delinquent behavior and at the same time, there is a direct link between childhood trauma and chronic diseases that people develop as adults, as well as social and psychological problems.
The Day Center for Psychosocial and Educational Support for Immigrant Refugees and Immigrants, of Zeuxis, funded by the Swiss Confederation and Kindernothilfe E.V., has opened, keeping security measures to prevent disruption of Covid 19.
Chef Giorgos Gerardos visited "OIKOS", Zeuxis' shelter for unaccompanied minor girls.