Sixteen refugee children relocated to France

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

Sixteen out of the 350 unaccompanied children refugees that will be relocated to France from Greece left on Friday, the Migration office said in a press release.

"Close Greco-French cooperation now extends to the migration challenge. We deeply appreciate France’s position and look forward to a further extension and strengthening of our cooperation,” Alternate Migration and Asylum Minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos said.

The mission is held in the context of the relocation program of 1,600 unaccompanied children to EU countries.

Additionally, France has committed to receive, apart from the 350 children, asylum seeking families whose number totals 400.

The next group of children to fly to France is scheduled to depart on 24 August.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.