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Refugee Info

  • If you are looking for information on: COVID-19 measures
  • available services
  • asylum procedures
  • registering children to school
  • how to get an AMKA or PAAYPA so you can access health care

Visit the Refugee.Info website at www.refugee.info and find information in English, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and French. Moreover, Refugee related information is posted in on the Refugee.Info Facebook page in English, Farsi, Arabic, Kurmanji, Urdu, French, Lingala, and Somali.

In case you would like to talk to one of the members of the team, send your text through the Facebook messenger in one of the above languages.

Please note that the Refugee.Info team respects and maintains the security and confidentiality of the information, you will share.

Athens guide

This is a list of service providers for asylum seekers and refugees staying in Athens, produced by Medecins Du Monde. The organizations listed in this guide offer free assistance. Services include medical care, social counselling, psychological support, care and hygiene services, legal aid, meals, shelter, material aid, education, services for people living with ΗΙV/AIDS, as well as services for people discriminated against due to their gender identity/expression and/or sexual preference.

The guide also includes independent authorities where you can seek assistance in case your rights are being violated by public services, private entities, natural or legal persons.

Greek – French – Turkish – Sorani Arabic – English – Farsi – Urdu

Thessaloniki guide

This is a list of service providers for asylum seekers and refugees staying in Thessaloniki, produced by the Thessaloniki Urban Working Group and edited by Solidarity Now, the International Federation of the Red Cross and UNHCR.

English – Arabic – Farsi – Urdu.   Greek – French – Turkish – Sorani

Counselling Centres for Women Survivors of Violence

AthensArabicEnglish, Farsi 12French and Greek.

Thessaly: Arabic, English, Farsi, French and Greek

Epirus and Peloponessos: Arabic, English, Farsi, French and Greek

Northern Greece: Arabic, English, Farsi, French and Greek

Islands: Arabic, English, Farsi, French and Greek

Videos for unaccompanied children

With the support of the US Embassy in Greece, Faros has created the following animation videos. The aim of the videos is to provide unaccompanied children and adolescents with child-friendly information about risks and to improve knowledge in order to enable healthy decision-making. The video addresses protection issues related to abuse, sexual exploitation, and trafficking and can be used also to facilitate group discussion in shelters, community centers etc.
Here are the links:
Arabic – Dari – Urdu


Rights of asylum seekers in immigration detention

The Greek Council for Refugees in cooperation with the Border Criminologies of the University of Oxford has issued a leaflet with information about the rights of refugees and migrants who are in detention.

The leaflet is available in:

This HELP partner website “other services” section may contain links and references to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of UNHCR, and UNHCR is not responsible for the content of any linked site. UNHCR provides these links only for research and information provision purposes, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by UNHCR.