Portugal to work with Greek NGO in integrating relocated minors (Unofficial translation)
In light of Portugal's commitment to the relocation of unaccompanied minors currently in Greece, the Portuguese High Commission for Migration (ACM, I.P.) and METAdrasi, a Greek non-governmental organisation, signed a collaboration agreement on 29 July 2020.
The agreement establishes a collaboration between the Portugal state and METAdrasi for the sheltering and integration of unaccompanied migrant children and young adults. METAdrasi has experience in the reception and integration of asylum seekers and refugees in Greece, with a focus on unaccompanied minors and youth. The agreement is also part of the Hosting Programme for Unaccompanied Minors and was signed in the presence of Secretary of State for Integration and Migration Cláudia Pereira.
The first group of 25 unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan, Egypt and Iran arrived to Portugal from Greece on 7 July under the Voluntary Relocation Program. The minors were met by the Portuguese Red Cross and accommodated in designated facilities where a technical and educational team with a background in the protection of children and teenagers is available. Within Greece's call for the relocation of 5 500 migrant children, Portugal plans to accept 500 minors.