Greece has been a crossroad for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers fleeing war, violence, persecution and economic and environmental disaster for decades. DRC is present in Greece since 2015, when more than one million people fleeing conflict, poverty and despair in the Middle East, South and Central Asia passed through the country, triggering the provision of emergency humanitarian support for the first time inside the European Union.
31 Jan 2024
New report: “They started beating us, used a stun gun and pepper spray on us and then threw us into the forest. We couldn't walk for three days because of the pain, and we had vision problems.”
02 Oct 2023
Beaten by police, bitten by dogs, and robbed of all rights: New Report Reveals Alarming Pushbacks and Violations at Europe's borders
16 Jun 2023
Joint NGO Statement: The EU must not be complicit in the loss of lives at sea and in rights violations at Europe’s borders
Source: | UNHCR
Joint NGO Statement: The EU must not be complicit in the loss of lives at sea and in rights violations at Europe’s border
16 Jun 2023
Why we are there
DRC has experience as one of the key humanitarian actors for people affected by displacement operating in Greece. Support is still needed to ensure that reception and accommodation facilities are dignified, well staffed, culturally appropriate, and respectful of humanitarian standards.
DRC Greece furthermore is positioned to provide relevant and timely information, protection assistance, legal aid, and integration opportunities to displaced people.
What we do
DRC Greece works in multiple temporary accommodation facilities, providing a range of support services focus on access to education, school readiness, as well as skills development.
In parallel, DRC continues to advocate for access to asylum, basic rights, and integration opportunities in Greece, and for a people-centered and protection-focused response in the EU as part of an ongoing search for integrated, sustainable solutions.
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