13 unaccompanied minors to relocate in Portugal

13 unaccompanied minors departed from Athens airport on Tuesday for relocation in Portugal, the Migration and Asylum Ministry announced.

The group comprised of 12 boys and 1 girl from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Somalia.

Portugal has accepted a total of 247 unaccompanied children since the start of the Voluntary Resettlement Program in April 2020.

When another departure follows at the end of June, Portugal will have taken on half of the relocations it had agreed to.

A total of 1,233 unaccompanied minors have so far been relocated to 13 EU countries from Greece under the program.