25/07/2018 - Video
In 2015, one million refugees and migrants arrived in Greece to seek safety in Europe. Most of those making the journey were fleeing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Many refugees sought to cross Greece to reach north European countries....
02/04/2018 - News
Greece bore the weight of responsibility at the height of the Mediterranean refugee and migrant crisis which at its peak saw 10 000 men women and children arriving in the country in one day.
02/04/2018 - Basic page
In urgent and exceptional circumstances, such as the recent sudden influx of refugees in Europe, the European Commission can fund emergency humanitarian support for people in need within the EU territory.
27/09/2017 - Blog post
One of the biggest obstacles that refugees and asylum seekers face in their daily life in Greece is the language barrier.
23/08/2017 - Blog post
Ahmed* travelled with his three children, Hassan*, 18, Rasha*, 7, and Yousef* 6 years old, for 35 days to reach Greece.
18/08/2017 - News
The European Union (EU) is committed to the safety of humanitarian workers. Every year, the EU marks World Humanitarian Day by adding its voice to the global campaign that honours humanitarian workers who, day after day, put their lives on the line...
17/08/2017 - News
In response to a series of floods that wreaked havoc across areas of the north-eastern states of Assam and Manipur since May, the European Commission is providing close to €200 000 in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most vulnerable...
16/08/2017 - News
Following the deadly mudslide and floods that have caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced around 1100 households, the EU has released an initial amount of emergency humanitarian assistance of €300 000 for the most vulnerable...
26/07/2017 - News
The European Commission has today announced a new wave of emergency support projects to help refugees in Greece worth €209 million.
20/07/2017 - Basic page
The European Commission can fund emergency support operations to respond to disasters of exceptional scale within the European Union. Such funding takes place on the basis of Council Regulation (EU) 2016/369 from March 2016.