EESC delegation evaluated the situation of refugees with disabilities in Greece

EESC delegation evaluated the situation of refugees with disabilities in Greece

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EESC delegation evaluated the situation of refugees with disabilities in Greece

A delegation of the EESC’s (European Economic and Social Committee) permanent study group on disability rights visited Greece last October to assess the situation of refugees and other migrants with disabilities in the reception centres on Lesbos and in Athens.

Greek refugee camps currently accommodate 60 000 people, but no data exists on the number of people with disabilities. The week before the visit saw the launch of a new programme aiming to get refugee children into schools. However no attention was paid to refugee children with disabilities.

The EESC will hold a hearing in February 2017 to present to other EU institutions and relevant stakeholders the main findings of this mission.

Read the full article on the EESC December newsletter (page 3).

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