Report on unaccompanied minor refugees published
Updated: Jul 26, 2019
Equal Rights Beyond Borders has written a report on the situation of unaccompanied minor refugees in Greece, published by the Federal Association of Unaccompanied Minor Refugees (BumF). Refugees under 18 live in Greece mostly under disastrous conditions. The few special shelters for minors are far from sufficient. Therefore, many minors are arbitrarily imprisoned or have to face a life on the streets. These inhumane conditions are a consequence of the European "hotspot" concept, which Germany has decisively expedited. But instead of taking responsibility and enabling minors to find legal ways to better living conditions, German authorities are increasingly rejecting applications for family reunification. Germany is therefore also responsible for these human rights violations and prevents minors from living with their families.