3,800 people arrived by sea and land this month, the majority of whom from Syria and Iraq. On the islands, the heavy rain worsened further the living conditions for asylum-seekers
Protection risks increased in the overcrowded RICs as hygiene and security deteriorated, putting children and the vulnerable in particular danger. The Government decided to increase transfers of those eligible to accommodation in Government-run sites and UNHCR apartments in the mainland and Crete with UNHCR’s support.
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.