Humanitarian action for children 2022 – Refugee and migrant crisis in Europe – Greece
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Highlights of the call
- Between January and August 2021, around 97,000 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe, an increase of 95% compared to the same period in 2020. This trend is expected to continue in 2022. The current number includes some 25,000 children, including 9,300 are unaccompanied or separated. Children on the move remain one of the most vulnerable groups in need of sustained and urgent care and protection in 2022.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has set back years of progress in promoting the health, education and protection of children. These and other socioeconomic impacts have strained countries’ capacities to support and respond to the humanitarian needs of refugees and migrants.
- Now more than ever, UNICEF must continue to work with other UN agencies and partners to help governments and host communities mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and protect the rights of children and families. moving.
- In 2022, UNICEF needs $ 42 million to help host governments ensure that refugee and migrant children and families arriving in Europe have access to health, nutrition, protection, sanitation water and sanitation, as well as educational services.