According to the Czech Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček, there are no child refugees in the Greek camps who would be suitable for transport to the Czech Republic.
The minister said it would not make sense to bring 17-year-old Afghans or Pakistanis males to the Czech Republic during a parliamentary session. He repeated that the Czech Ministry of the Interior considers the whole matter closed.
“There are no children who would be homeless, abandoned, and suitable for relocation to the Czech Republic. There are many 17-year-old Afghans and Pakistanis who, in my opinion, have no chance of any reasonable resocialization in the Czech Republic,“ said Hamáček.
According to him, these young men would probably soon go to Germany or Sweden to their relatives. The Czech Republic will continue to help resolve the situation in the Greek migrant camps materially, the Czech Interior Minister concluded.
Non-profit organizations and personalities have repeatedly called for the country to take in unaccompanied migrant minors.
Czech MEP Michaela Šojdrová came up with a proposal to accept 50 Syrian orphans from Greek camps. At the beginning of September last year, Greece asked the EU interior ministers to accept unaccompanied child refugees.
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