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


  • 93
    Persons discovered regarding their fate and whereabouts
  • 186
    Individuals attended sessions to explore ways to trace missing migrants, management and identification of the deceased.
  • 7,500
    Recipients of hygiene items across 10 places of detention
  • 79,000
    Personal Protective Equipment provided to authorities in places of detention