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IOM supports the establishment of 470 accommodation places for unaccompanied children in Greece

06 April 2021


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Athens - The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), aiming at responding to the growing needs of accommodation places for migrant children in Greece have supported the creation of 470 places in shelters for unaccompanied children.

International Women’s Day 2021: Launch of Online Training Module on Gender Equality and Migration


08 March 2021





 IΟΜ - UN Women 

International Women’s Day 2021

The launch of I Know Gender Module 16:
Gender Equality and Migration


Photo Exhibition: “Exploring our cities”

03 March 2021


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“Exploring our cities”

IOM launches a collective photo exhibition



Athens - The international Organization for Migration (IOM) launches the collective photo exhibition “Exploring our cities”, with works of 38 amateur photographers, both local Greeks and refugees who found a new home in Greece.


24 February 2021





IOM expresses its deep grief and sincere condolences to the family of Zhwan, a four-year old boy from Iraq, who lost his life after a fire in the open accommodation site in Thiva. IOM and Solidarity Now - in partnership with UNICEF - protection teams, consisting of psychologists, social workers, legal assistants and interpreters, in collaboration with the camp management are present on the ground to support the family and the resident population.


IOM provided accommodation and services to more than 1,000 unaccompanied children, since the beginning of 2020

15 February 2021


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Athens - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of the European Commission and upon coordination with the Reception and Identification Service (RIS) and the Special Secretary for the protection of Unaccompanied Minors (SSPUAM), has established two new Safe Zones exclusively for unaccompanied migrant children (UMC), in the open accommodation centers of Vagiochori and Filippiada, in Northern Greece

Amid 2020 Pandemic IOM Supported Over 2,500 migrants with Voluntary Return from Greece

19 January 2021


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Athens - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported the voluntary return of some 2,565 people from Greece to their home countries in 2020, in coordination with the Greek authorities and respective countries’ diplomatic representatives.   

Student contest on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations

27 November 2020

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“We shape today the future we imagine”

Student contest on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations

Duration: 27 November 2020 – 15 February 2021


Donation of clothes for migrant community

13 November 2020


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Pulling together: Donation of clothes for migrant community


Athens - “Everyday Refugees Foundation” with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) donated 600 high-quality outdoor pants from KEEN Europe to asylum seekers in open accommodation facilities located near Athens.