Since 2016, the ICRC has been providing its humanitarian services to address the needs of migrants and help the Greek authorities better respond to those needs. 

Afghan father and his child outside their makeshift tent in the Moria refugee camp.

Our work in Greece

The ICRC’s priority in Greece is to restore contact between migrants and their families and to clarify what happened to missing migrants. We provide forensic support to the Greek authorities to ensure the dead are managed in a proper and dignified manner, as this will improve the chances of identifying them and providing answers to family members in search of their loved ones. 

We also work closely with the Hellenic Red Cross to restore family links and visit immigration detention facilities in order to monitor detained migrants’ well-being. In addition, we collaborate with the Hellenic Armed Forces and with academics to promote and raise awareness of international humanitarian law. 

Contact us


25–29 Eleftheriou Venizelou (Panepistimiou) Street, 10564, Athens, Greece


+30 210 8259069

Our work with the Hellenic Red Cross

We provide technical and financial support to the Hellenic Red Cross in its efforts to restore and maintain contact between migrants and their families.