The ICRC in Greece focuses on the situation of detained migrants, delivering some basic assistance but primarily engaging with competent authorities to ensure that they fulfil their obligations to provide proper conditions and implement safeguards for vulnerable migrants. Moreover, through our Restoring Family Links network, we work to restore contact between migrants and their families, clarify the fate of the missing people and provide humanitarian forensics support.

In addition, we collaborate with the Hellenic Armed Forces and Greek academic circles to promote and strengthen compliance with international humanitarian law.

Latest Update
In numbers


  • 138
    People were newly sought by their families while 22 people's fate and whereabouts were clarified.
  • 130
    Hellenic Police (HP) and Hellenic Coast Guard (HPC) officers attended training on Management of the Dead (MoTD) and Antemortem/Postmortem (AM/PM) data collection.
  • 16
    Visits were made to 8 places of immigration detention, talking to detained migrants and to the police staff responsible for them.
  • 10
    Workshops organized for 259 members of staff of 4 places of immigration detention. The workshops looked at the important role of police staff in ensuring humane and safe conditions of detention.
  • 1,000
    Phone cards were distributed to ensure that all detained migrants can communicate with their families.
  • 14,500
    Recreational items were distributed to support the mental health needs of migrants in detention.
  • 14
    Visits were made to 8 places of immigration detention, supporting the local health teams in treatment of detained migrants.
  • 14
    Workshops were organized (webinars and face to face) for health and police staff (400+ professionals) of 8 places of immigration detention. The workshops looked at the significance of access to healthcare, quality and continuity of care, and more.
  • 244,000+
    Basic drugs and consumables, along with 35,200+ items of personal hygiene and cleaning products were distributed to support health and hygiene promotion and outbreak management.
  • 150
    ITC equipment were distributed for drug inventory, medical registries and e-health services.
  • 300
    Military police officers and 116 police officers and coast guards attended sessions on IHL and on ICRC's mandate and activities in the fields of protection and prevention.
  • 2
    Student teams from Greek universities participated with the support of the ICRC in the All European International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Competition.