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UNHCR Greece Factsheet - December 2017 [EN/EL]

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2,700 people arrived by sea and land this month, and a total of 35,200 this year. The winter conditions, the overcrowding of reception centres and the inability of services to respond to the needs led to extremely poor hygiene, increased security and protection risks on the islands. The Government with UNHCR support accelerated efforts, transferring 3,195 people authorized to the mainland state-run sites, temporarily used hotels, and UNHCR’s rented housing. The latter, provides 22,000 places through municipalities and NGOs.

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR supports the Government of Greece who coordinates the refugee response. The Office works with other UN agencies, international and national NGOs, state institutions, community-based organizations, refugee and host communities through sectoral Working Groups at the national and field levels.