Children and women now represent 60% of all refugees and immigrants who cross the border from Greece to Bru -Macedonia in Gevgelija

Geneva, 2 February 2016 – For the first time since the start of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, there are more children and women on the move than adult males.
 
Children and women now make up nearly 60 percent of refugees and migrants crossing the border from Greece to Gevgelija in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Children currently account for 36 percent of those risking the treacherous sea crossing between Greece and Turkey. This figure could be higher however as many children do not declare their age until they have reached their destination.

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