About the contribution of the European Commission – Humanitarian Aid

Thanks to the generous contribution of EUR 62 million (2016 – 2017) by the European Commission – Humanitarian AidUNHCR is supporting the Greek government to provide protection and assistance to refugees and migrants in mainland Greece, according to international standards.

Given its refugee and protection mandate, UNHCR focuses on a wide range of activities in line with the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. Thanks to European Commission – Humanitarian Aid funding, in particular, UNHCR has been working on six main areas in mainland Greece.

These are: Emergency water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, provision of non-food items, upgrading of existing shelter solutions and site standards, coordination, information management products and child protection services in all sites.

Stories

The impact of the contribution of European Commission – Humanitarian Aid, at the daily life of refugees in Greece.

A lending library by and for refugees

April 4th, 2017
For refugees living in camps in Greece, one of the greatest challenges they have to face is the endless waiting time and monotony of each...

Refugee Initiatives: UNHCR assists refugee communities to improve everyday life

March 30th, 2017
Refugees have great ideas on how to improve life in camps. After all, they are best placed to identify their needs and wishes. The refugee...

The refugee teacher who came on crutches

March 3rd, 2017
Mohammed Aluthman, 32, a teacher from a suburb of Homs, Syria, teaches math, which is his specialty, but also geography, history,...

Truth Unfolded

February 22nd, 2017
Truth is based on facts. If you discover one, you discover all the rest. And then, truth is unfolded. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and...

News

Activities to improve conditions at refugee accommodation areas.

Statistics

Non-food items

Shelter interventions

WASH interventions

Blue Dots

Data regrading activities co-funded by ECHO, from April 2016 to January 2017


Multimedia

Α fresh start for refugees in Greece

For the 46,000 men, women and children in Greece, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, implement a range of different activities from ensuring protection to shelter and educational programs in collaboration with partners and thanks to the support of the European Commission – Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations – ECHO.

Children at an informal school at the open accommodation site of Thermopyles, created with UNHCR’s assistance and the financial support of the European Commission – Humanitarian Aid.
Children at an informal school at the open accommodation site of Thermopyles, created with UNHCR’s assistance and the financial support of the European Commission – Humanitarian Aid.