Representation in Cyprus

Migration: Commission provides €43.7 million to increase reception capacity in mainland Greece

The European Commission has awarded an additional €43.7 million in emergency assistance to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support Greece in responding to migratory challenges.


The grant has been awarded from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and will support the provision of emergency shelter for up to 6,000 asylum seekers and refugees by rapidly establishing places in temporary accommodation facilities. The funding aims to provide dignified accommodation as well as basic assistance and protection services to the most vulnerable migrants in Greece, especially in view of the upcoming winter months and the need to decongest reception facilities on the Greek islands. This funding decision comes on top of more than €1.6 billion of funding awarded by the Commission since 2015 to address migratory challenges in Greece.