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An estimated +32,000 children were present in Greece as of December 2019, up from 27,000 in December 2018.

It is estimated that 13,000 refugee and migrant children of school age (4-17 years old) across Greece are enrolled in formal education (as of January 2020, source: Education Sector Working Group.

73% of children 4-17 years old residing in apartments with their families or shelters and hotels for unaccompanied children are enrolled in Greek schools (as of January 2020)

38% of the total sea arrivals in 2020 were children.

Among total sea arrivals 12% were unaccompanied children

The main countries of origin of children arriving by sea in Greece during Jan-Dec 2019 were Afghanistan (53%), Syria (26%), Iraq (7%), and other countries (14%).
Children arrived in Greece, Spain, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria and Cyprus between January and December 2019 (38% girls and 62% boys). Child arrivals in Greece, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria in 2019 increased by 7% compared to child arrivals in 2018 (30,085)
+32,000
Secondary analysis of data by the following sources: MoMP, MoE, ,MoCP, Hellenic Police, EKKA, Greek Asylum Service, IOM, UNHCR, UNICEF.
The estimated total number of refugee and migrant children in Greece includes also figures on self-settled population receiving cash assistance from UNHCR in urban locations in Greece.
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GREEK Official Refugees Statistics 2011 - April 2020

1265171

1573

2011

UNHRC statistics
2012
2013
2014
2016
2015
2017
2018
EVROS

2100

3485

43318

861630

177234

36310

50508

74613

5094

2020 Total Arrivals
(Updated on November 08 2020)

4433

LESVOS
CHIOS

1073

SAMOS

1472

221

RHODES
LEROS

778

KALYMNOS

135

SYMI

560

KOS

64

KASTELORIZO

173

2019
OTHER Islands

232

Sea arrivals
Land arrivals
Most common nationalities of sea arrivals
(January 2020)
Afghanistan: 38.1%
Syrian Arab Rep: 29.3%
Others: 16.2%
Dem. Rep. of the Congo: 10.9%
Iraq: 4.1%
State of Palestine: 3.7%
Iran (Islamic Rep. of): 1.7%
Stateless: 0.6%
Pakistan: 0.6%
Kuwait: 0.2%
Algeria: 0.1%

9306

5094

14400

CRETA

168

Nationality data for 2020 arrivals are still being updated by countries.

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