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UNICEF following operation in Idomeni, Greece

NEW YORK, 24 May 2016 – UNICEF is following today’s operation in Idomeni, on the Greece border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on account of the large number of children who have been living there in dire conditions (there were approximately 3,600 children in Idomeni in mid-May).

UNICEF is working with the Greek authorities and NGO partners to find ways of meeting the longer term needs of all refugee and migrant children stranded in Greece, helping them access child protection, education,  health and nutrition services.


UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org

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For further information, please contact:
John Budd, UNICEF New York, Tel: + 1 917909 9542, jbudd@unicef.org
Simon Ingram, UNICEF Geneva, Tel: +32 491 905115, singram@unicef.org




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