200 Czech families volunteer to take in children from Greek refugee camps
Athens, Greece - April 16, 2016: young friends in a camp for Syrian refugees

200 Czech families volunteer to take in children from Greek refugee camps

Prague, Nov 21 (CTK) - The Češi pomáhají (Czechs Helping) group has a list of some 200 Czech families who are ready to accept children from Greek refugee camps and it has called on the Czech government to enable this and set up an inter-ministerial group that would propose how to proceed, its head Jaroslav Miko said today. In September, Greece turned to the Czech Republic and other EU member countries asking them to accept abandoned children from its refugee camps. Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacek said Greece is trying to reopen the debate on the redistribution of refugees. He said moving teenagers without the right to asylum around Europe seemed pointless to him. Last week, Hamacek called on Greece to provide a list of 40 children who stay unaccompanied by adults in its refugee camps and whom Czechia may potentially accept. He said he sent a similar request to Athens in November 2018 already but received no answer. Miko said today Hamacek only asked for a list of Syrian children last year and Greece refused to select the children in need according to their nationality. "This situation is repeated. The minister again asked for a list of Syrian children.…

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