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Greek Council for Refugees
Founded in 1989, the Greek Council of Refugees is the oldest and largest NGO in Greece exclusively dedicated to international protection issues. Our mission is to defend the rights of people who are entitled to protection in our country and to promote their smooth integration into local society. Refugees and beneficiaries of international protection in general - particularly vulnerable cases such as unaccompanied minors, victims of trafficking, victims of torture, etc. - are the target group of GCR, who receive by the professional staff the necessary social and legal counseling and support so that they manage to lay the foundations for a new life without the fear of persecution. GCR has supported so far more than 80.000 asylum seekers and refugees. GCR is based in Athens, with branch offices in Thessaloniki, Ioannina and Lesvos and legal presence in the islands of Kos, Leros, Samos and Chios. GCR staff undertakes field and monitoring missions in camps across the country, with a special focus on border areas.