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Announcement about positive COVID-19 case

31 March 2020




A positive COVID-19 case in Ritsona open accommodation site has been confirmed and IOM as the official Site Management Support actor will continue collaborating with the authorities and DG Home to further assist residents in these difficult moments. IOM staff continues working in the facility utilizing safety equipment.

IOM Joins Global Response to Prevent the Spread, Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on Crisis-Affected Communities

25 March 2020


Press Release


Geneva – Today (25 March) the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is joining the health and humanitarian community to launch the interagency COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

IOM, UNHCR announce temporary suspension of resettlement travel for refugees

18 March 2020


Press Release

Geneva – As countries drastically reduce entry into their territories owing to the COVID-19 global health crisis, and restrictions around international air travel are introduced, travel arrangements for resettling refugees are currently subject to severe disruptions. Some States have also placed a hold on resettlement arrivals given their public health situation, which impacts on their capacity to receive newly resettled refugees. 

The Church of Greece and IOM Greece sign MoU on cooperation for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

26 February 2020


Press Release


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed today (26/02/2020) a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Church of Greece to strengthen cooperation in programs aiming at assisting unaccompanied migrant children in Greece.

IOM Announcement on Assisted Voluntary Returns & Reintegration

6 February 2020




The implementation of assisted voluntary returns including reintegration measures and operation of Open Center in the Prefecture of Attica for applicants of voluntary return” (AVRR/OCAVRR)



Athens, 02 January 2020




Cinematic Event in Heraklion, Crete

Athens, 16 December 2019



Press Release


18 December 2019, Cinematic Event in Heraklion, Crete

in the framework of  the Global Migration Film Festival



14 – 18 December: The Global Migration Film Festival for the first time in Athens

Athens, 3 December 2019


Press Release


The Athenian audience will have the opportunity to enjoy movies across the world at Serafio of the municipality of Athens, with free entrance