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UNHCR Greece mid-Year Factsheet 2022

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The war in Ukraine forcibly brought 47,700 Ukrainians, mostly women and children, to Greece. By end June, 16,519 Ukrainians had received temporary protection and 16,688 had registered their applications.

Implementing the National Integration Strategy can accelerate refugees’ integration and boost Greece’s economic growth and demographic deficit. UNHCR works with the State to pilot projects that advance refugees’ integration.

In 2022, UNHCR continued to receive reports of human rights violations in the context of border management operations and has urged the authorities to conduct thorough investigations on all reported incidents.

MID-YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

2,780
refugees and asylum-seekers received legal assistance.
1,600
career coaching services were provided to 540 refugees and asylum-seekers through the UNHCR-supported ADAMA integration centre.
1,815
unaccompanied children received help thanks to the national tracing mechanism established by Greece with the support of UNHCR. Of these, 764 unaccompanied children were placed in safe care arrangements.
1,050
requests for assistance reached UNHCR’s protection helpline, mostly about legal advice and healthcare.