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Parliamentary question - E-002345/2019Parliamentary question

Situation of children in the Samos hotspot

Question for written answer E-002345-19
to the Commission
Rule 138
Pietro Bartolo (S&D)

According to the criminal complaint submitted by the ‘Still I Rise’ organisation, there have been numerous and continued infringements of human rights to the detriment of unaccompanied minors in the Samos hotspot.

The Samos hotspot is seriously overcrowded. Toilet facilities and the provision of basic necessities, such as food and medicines, are insufficient, with consequent health risks. In addition, the registration and age verification system, as well as the systems for protecting and safeguarding children from adults unknown to them, are inadequate. The complaint also refers to cases of violence against children, serious self-harm incidents and cases of unaccompanied foreign siblings and cousins being separated.

Can the Commission therefore answer the following questions:

Last updated: 5 August 2019
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