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


  • 6,985
    hygiene kits provided to detained migrants
  • 416
    families opened tracing requests as they searched for family members with whom they lost contact
  • 1,415
    phone calls offered to migrants across Greece
  • 110
    Hellenic Coast Guards officers were trained in procedures for the management of the dead