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Initial Assessment Report: Protection Risks for Women and Girls in the European Refugee and Migrant Crisis

Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Language:English
Keywords:Gender, Protection, human rights & security, Refugees/IDPs
Countries:Greece, Macedonia
Agency:UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Women's Refugee Commission - WRC
Author(s):Eapen, R. et al.
Date published:January 2016
Pages:25pp

UNHCR, UNFPA and WRC conducted a joint field assessment of risks involved for refugee and migrant women and girls in Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in November 2015. Single women travelling alone or with children, pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls, unaccompanied children, early-married children – sometimes themselves with newborn babies – persons with disabilities, and elderly men and women are among those who are particularly at risk and require a coordinated and effective protection response. This joint venture was the first among several field missions and profiling exercises that aid and advocacy agencies are conducting to accurately assess the problems on the ground and recommend key actions to address these concerns.

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