THE GREEK COUNCIL
FOR REFUGEES
HOLISTIC APPROACH

FIRST RECEPTION AND INTERPRETATION UNIT
As part of our ''open door policy'', GCR 's interpreters, specialized as intercultural mediators,document and assess the needs of all who come in our offices every day, making referrals to GCR's services as well as to competent authorities and other organizations.
DEFENDING RIGHTS
From the right to asylum and protection from detention, to demanding decent living conditions for all beneficiaries of international protection, especially vulnerable cases (victims of torture, victims of gender-based violence, minors etc.) and caring for the rights of recognized refugees, GCR's services are on the front line of human and refugee rights defense, while informing and educating the public.
LEGAL UNIT
GCR's team of more than 70 lawyers provides a wide range of legal services to refugees and asylum seekers: from protection against detention and deportation, to access to the authorities and representation during the asylum procedure, as well as support before Greek and international administrative and judicial authorities, while intervening with institutional and international bodies.
PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT
GCR, with years of experience in supporting beneficiaries of international protection, taking into account all their material and psychological needs (food, housing, medical/psychiatric needs, legal assistance etc.) and caring especially for vulnerable cases, provides well-rounded and complete relief to every person in need of protection, through both its targeted and multidisciplinary projects.
SOCIAL SERVICES
The wide spectrum of services offered by GCR's social workers includes, among other things, assitance in family and medical emergencies, management of vulnerable cases, access to food and housing, referrals to state services and organizations, as well as work counseling and job referrals.
PROMOTING INTEGRATION
The effort to facilitate our beneficiaries to adjust to their new life which begins in a foreign country is also part of GCR's holistic approach. The activities, the courses, as well as the guidance offered in finding a job, which are addressed to recognized refugees, aim to help them take the first step which will lead them to a positive future.
''PYXIDA'' INTERCULTURAL CENTER
GCR's intercultural center ''Pyxida'' hosts a number of cultural and educational activities which are addressed to recognized refugees, such as free Greek and English lessons, educational counseling and learning support, workshops for children and adults etc. ''Pyxida'''s primary goal is the facilitation of refugee integration into the society in which they live, so as to fight against isolation and social exclusion.

Οur Impact

More than 100,000 GCR beneficiaries from 1989 until today
Total number of GCR beneficiaries in 2017
Total number of people who received legal aid in 2017
Total number of people who received social aid in 2017

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