War in Ukraine: Services & Initiatives for the support for displaced persons from Ukraine

The municipal authority is from the first moment in an “open line” with the Ministry of Migration and the Ukrainian Embassy in Athens to coordinate the reception and accommodation of refugees arriving in Athens. Following a proposal by the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, the Municipal Council unanimously approved the allocation of space in the city center, in order to cover as effectively as possible the needs of the Coordinating Committee of the Ukrainian Communities of Greece.  In addition, if necessary, the children’s camps of St. Andrew are at the disposal of the State, to accommodate there also women and children who left behind the war zones of Ukraine.

Below you will find information on support for new Ukrainians in Greece and how you can help people fleeing war. The list will be upadated regularly.

A. INFORMATION / SUPPORT FOR DISPLACED PERSONS FROM UKRAINE 

1. Information from the Ministry of Migration and Asylum – FAQs with practical examples which are regularly updated.

Link: https://migration.gov.gr/en/ukraine/

2. Civil Society Organizations

a. NOSTOS – help desk for Ukrainian citizens that have arrived in Greece since Feb.24 2022.

The help desk offers information on access to necessary legal procedures and rights in Greece in accordance to the directions of the Greek Authorities. We can also offer legal, social and psychological support services when needed, as well as support for finding accommodation and/or job. The help desk will operate on weekdays (Monday to Friday) 10:00 – 19:00 either by phone or after appointment.

For appointments, requests or questions: (+30) 210 8815 310
Services are offered in Greek, English, Ukrainian & Russian

B. HOW TO OFFER SUPPORT 

1. HELP UKRAINE GR – Coordinating Center of Ukrainian Diaspora in Greece

Link: https://www.facebook.com/helpukraine.gr/   

2. UNHCR    Donations:  https://bit.ly/3KKCH8c

3. MSF GREECE    Emergency: https://msf.gr/epeigon