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Migration crisis - Greece

Project information

In 2015, Greece continued to experience a huge increase of migrant arrivals in its territory primarily on its sea borders with Turkey. Authorities are reporting at least a three-fold increase in arrivals in Greece this year compared to the same period in 2014, which means that since 1 January 2015 more than 36,000 migrants have been registered by Greek authorities in the territory of Greece.
This project supports Hellenic Red Cross Society to cover the immediate needs of the 10,000 migrants arriving in the Greece islands and are met in addition to providing complementary services inside and outside the registration/reception premises through the provision of basic food and non-food items, search and rescue services, medical and psychosocial support as well as a Restoring Family Links (RFL) service.

      Both migrants/asylum seekers inside and outside the registration/reception premises will be targeted during this operation. Within the framework of this operation, the target groups will be prioritized to receive assistance. Target groups are people rescued from the sea in need of urgent assistance and medical care, women and children, people in need of basic survival essentials (food, water, hygiene) and people in need of psychosocial support (PSS).

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Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

Disaster type



Emergency food aid, Material relief assistance and services

Disaster Management Phase