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Greece refugee crisis: First 12 children evacuated from camps |

The first 12 child refugees to be evacuated from Greek island camps left Athens on Wednesday. The European Union has agreed to take in 1,600 unaccompanied children from overcrowded camps on the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos, but action thus far has been glacial.

The first dozen boys and girls were flying to Luxembourg, which has called for other EU member states to take in the remaining children in camps.

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn issued a plea on Wednesday, saying that if tiny Luxembourg could manage it, so too could other states.


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