Shelter for Asylum Seekers
The primary objective of this project, which is implemented by Medecins du Monde – Greece in collaboration with the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR), is the provision of enhanced services to Vulnerable Asylum Seekers (single parents, men and women without a supportive environment and a source of income, with or without children).
Through the Shelter, which has the capacity to accommodate 70 persons, beneficiaries may receive primary health care services and psychosocial support, through the Open Polyclinic of MdM in Athens. Furthermore legal assistance is provided by the Greek Council for Refugees, which includes ensuring access to the asylum procedure in Greece, monitoring the progress of the request and the family reunification procedures. Finally, guests have the opportunity to learn the Greek and English language through GCR’s Intercultural Centre for the Promotion of Refugee Integration “Pyxis”.
In addition to the above, the facility offers full nutritional coverage, sanitary items, psychosocial support, interpretation , educational and creative activities for children.
The project is implemented within the framework of the program “SOAM Program – Supporting Organizations that assist migrant asylum seeking population in Greece” which is funded by the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants, through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Office in Greece, which is the managing authority.