At the end of 2019, Greece hosted over 186,000 refugees and asylum-seekers. This included over 5000 unaccompanied children. Most persons of concern were coming from Afghanistan, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Iran. 

UNHCR’s work in Greece focuses on protection needs as well as gradually transitioning the responsibility of large-scale programmes (accommodation, cash-based interventions and programmes for unaccompanied and separated children) to the Greek government. At the end of 2019, Greece was one of UNHCR’s largest operations in Europe. 

Updated September 2020 

For information about our work in Greece:

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representative in Greece

Street Address:
91 Michalakopoulou Street, GR11528 Athens, Greece

Mailing Address:
UNHCR Representation in Greece, 91 Michalakopoulou Street, GR11528 Athens, Greece

Telephone:
+30 216 200 7800

Facsimile:
+30 210 672 6417

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 2

Working Hours:
Monday: 9:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 9:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 9:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 9:00 - 17:30
Friday: 9:00 - 16:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year's Day
06 January 2021, Epiphany
15 March 2021, Clean Monday
30 April 2021, Good Friday
03 May 2021, Easter Monday
13 May 2021, Eid al-Fitr
20 July 2021, Eid al-Adha
28 October 2021, Independence Day
24 December 2021, Christmas Day (observed)