To support the Hellenic Red Cross and the Turkish Red Crescent to deliver assistance and support to some 120,000 people for 9 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter, livelihoods, water and sanitation, health, and migration. As the situation in Syria becomes more serious and unpredictable, the risk of newer and sudden influxes of people fleeing the conflict zones keeps escalating. Turkey sees increased pressure on its border in Syria with hundreds of thousands of people ready to cross it, given the continuing hostilities in Idlib.
The EU has pledged more support for Greece, with the EU’s Frontex border agency planning to deploy additional personnel and equipment to support the Greek police. For months already, Greece’s reception and asylum system for refugees and migrants has been stretched beyond its capacities, a situation further exacerbated by the continuous and increased number of new arrivals. In total 115,000 migrants and refugees remain stranded in Greece, of whom around 41,200 are on the islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos, in reception centres designed for 5,400 people. regional
The overall objective of this operation is to support the National Societies prep aredness and response activities to meet the humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable migrants crossing to Turkey, and further moving to Greece,
Bulgaria, Albania, Cyprus, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Aegean, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas in alignment with Red Cross principles, procedures and commitments.