Parents sought after child found in Roma camp in Greece

PRESS RELEASE

Athens, 18 October 2013

 

Parents sought after child found in Roma camp in Greece

 

Police in Greece is searching for the parents of a 4-year-old girl found in a Roma camp in the region of Larissa, Greece.

 

The girl was found living in the Roma camp following a police investigation that took place on Thursday, 17 October. The features of the girl and the controversial claims of the persons who claimed to be the parents of the child lead the authorities to collect a DNA sample test. The results of DNA testing proved that these people are not the biological parents of the child.

 

Upon the order of the Public Prosecution authorities the child was immediately removed from the Roma camp and is now in care and protection of “The Smile of the Child” until a solution in the best interest of the child is found.

 

The Smile of the Child” in cooperation with national police authorities is taking all necessary steps to inform the competent actors at national and international level (MCE- European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, ICMEC- International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children) and to mobilize the public in order to help find the parents of the child. 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call at the European Hotline for Missing Children 116 000, contact “The Smile of the Child” at +30 210 76 09 550 or send an email at 116000@hamogelo.gr