Some 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children who have entered Greece in 2008 without parents or caregivers struggle to survive without any state assistance, Human Rights Watch said in a new report issued today. Although a member of the European Union, Greece flouts its most basic obligations when it comes to meeting the rights of these children, many of whom come from war-torn countries, including Afghanistan, Somalia, and Iraq, with special protection needs.

The 111-page report, «Left to Survive: Systematic Failure to Protect Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Greece,» documents the plight of the majority of unaccompanied children who have entered Greece and end up in a daily fight for survival.

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