Language document


30 Apr 2017

Type of document




Human Rights
Child Sexual Abuse
Child Sexual Exploitation
Migrant Children


FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
Harvard University

Emergency Within an Emergency. The Growing Epidemic of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Children in Greece


30 Apr 2017

From executive summary:


The present study analyzes the risk factors responsible for the exposure of migrant and refugee children to physical, psychological, and sexual violence and exploitation in Greece in the context of the ongoing migrant humanitarian crisis. It documents sexual and physical abuse of children inside migrant camps and reports new information about the commercial sexual exploitation of migrant children in the main cities of Greece. This research also explores the existing gaps and challenges in intervention efforts that contribute to victimization of migrant children.