This month 530 people arrived by land and 1,300 by sea. Conditions in some island reception centres improved slightly as a result of authorities’ increased measures, reduced arrivals and ongoing transfers of those authorized to mainland sites and apartments. There, UNHCR provides 22,000 places in rented housing through municipalities and NGOs. However, protection risks remain high for those on the islands. This includes the risk of sexual violence, particularly for women and children. UNHCR urged action with specific measures.
Working with Partners
■ UNHCR supports the Government of Greece who leads the refugee response. The Office works with other UN agencies, international and national NGOs, regional and state institutions, community-based organizations, refugee and host communities through sectoral Working Groups at the national and field levels.