ALERT! Asylum-seekers and refugees have reported receiving via a WhatsΑpp number the “Winners deposit slip” below, with their own name under the “Name of depositor”. After that, they received a call informing them that if they deposit 250 euros to Western Union, they will win 25.000 euros. The number calling them appears as being the same as their own phone number.
This is a FRAUD and some asylum seekers and refugees have been victims of this fraud already.
Avoid answering to this message and sharing any personal data or sensitive information. Be very careful when you receive communications from unknown persons asking you to deposit money and promising benefits or other earnings in return. Remember: You can reach the Police at the phone number 100 or the Directorate for Cyber Crime at 11188, and 2144027860.
Enrollment to kindergartens and primary schools
Parents and caregivers can find information about the enrollment of children to kindergartens and primary schools for the new school year 2021/2022 in different languages on the Refugee Info Facebook page.
Moreover, information regarding school program for children 6 months to 5 years can also be found on the Refugee Info website.
The registration period is until 20 March 2021.
In case you miss the above deadline, you can still enroll your children at a later stage in the year. According to the Ministry of Education, enrolments during the registration period give to the children better chances of getting a place and facilitates the whole process.
22 February 2021
ALERT! The below message shared through a Whatsapp group to asylum-seekers and refugees is a SCAM message; it was not sent by UNHCR and the information shared is NOT true!
Avoid answering to this message and sharing any personal data or sensitive information. UNHCR does not conduct resettlement referrals for refugees found in Greece or other EU Member States. Please note that the Relocation programme for asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece to be transferred to other European countries, is implemented by the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum and funded by the European Commission. UNHCR together with EASO, UNICEF and IOM are supporting the implementation of this Programme. The competent actor for approving individuals as candidates for relocation is the Asylum Service (for asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection) and the Special Secretariat for the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors (for refugee and asylum seeking children who are unaccompanied). All relevant procedures are free of charge. You can find more information on how to approach the Asylum Service and the Special Secretariat for the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors on the website of the Ministry for Migration and Asylum at https://migration.gov.gr/en.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency created the website help.unhcr.org/greece for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece. On this website you will be able to find information about:
- Where you can ask for help in Greece
- How you can apply for asylum in Greece
- How you can apply for family reunification, the procedure for reunification with a close family member in another European country
- What rights and duties you have as a refugee or asylum seeker in Greece
- How to get information if you want to voluntarily return to your home country
- UNHCR’s role and activities in Greece
The page will be continually updated.