Greek asylum system leaves unaccompanied minors behind

A quarter of Greece’s 5,000 unaccompanied minors are officially listed as missing, homeless, or living in precarious conditions.

A child looks out of a tent in a camp next to the Moria detention centre on the island of Lesvos. (Aris Messinis/AFP)

“This law opens the door to children being treated like adults, which of course is illegal.”

Families, guardians, and detentions

“It’s obvious that the detention of minors isn’t due to a crisis, but is a systematic practice.”

Mental health problems

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