Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

One hundred refugee children will be relocated to Germany on Friday, following an agreement in March, a spokesperson of Germany’s federal Interior Ministry said on Monday.

Their countries of origin include Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and the Palestinian Territories.

They will undergo the process of applying for asylum in Germany.

Additionally, a Die Welt report said that 24 families will land in Kasel and from there be assigned to other areas. The process has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, it said, but the final decision on whether the migrants should be subjected to quarantine lies with the receiving states, as Greece is not considered a pandemic hotspot.

According to the newspaper, the total number of migrants relocated to Germany is expected to reach 928 individuals, of whom 243 are children in need of hospitalisation.

Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants, including thousands of unaccompanied children, are living in squalid conditions in overcrowded camps on several Greek islands after arriving from the nearby Turkish coast. Many more are housed in camps, apartments and other shelters across the mainland.

The government continues to reach out to other EU countries to help share the burden.