Migrants: EU coalition to relocate 1500 children from Greece

'As a measure of humanitarian support'

09 March, 12:04

    (ANSAmed) - BERLIN, MARCH 9 - A voluntary coalition of European Union countries will take in as many as 1,500 migrant children currently blocked on the Greek islands, as a measure of humanitarian support, the German government announced Sunday night.

    "On a European level in recent days talks have been taking place on a humanitarian solution, with the objective of organising the care of these children in the framework of a 'coalition of volunteers'," the German government said in a press release, without specifying the names of the countries involved.

    "We want to help Greece face the difficult humanitarian situation of 1,000 to 1,500 children on the islands," said parties of the German government coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel, following an hours-long meeting on Sunday evening.

    "These are children that due to an illness are in urgent need of care, or unaccompanied children younger than 14 years old, mainly females," they said.(ANSAmed).

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