What we do

The main office for Greece is located in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece and has officially been open since June 2016. Currently ASB Greece is in charge of four refugee camps in Greece (Diavata, Katsikas, Filipiada and Doliana (Agia Eleni).

ASB Greece Projects

Between 2016 and 2018 ASB Greece has implemented two major projects funded by the European Union (DG ECHO) and the German Federal Foreign Ministry. Both projects aimed at the provision of needed support to the refugee population.

The EU funded ECHO project which started on 1st June 2016 and was implemented by ASB in cooperation with its project partners ARSIS Greece and WAHA International aimed at providing:

  •  Shelter for 1,000 refugees in Northern Greece
  •  Primary Medical Care to the same population as well as
  •  Social Services.

The project funded by the German Foreign Federal Office was a regional project where ASB implements activities in three countries: Serbia, North Macedonia and Greece.

In Greece the project was implemented in cooperation with ARSIS Greece and focused on the provision of:

  •  Humanitarian Aid
  •  Provision of social services
  •  Activities with refugee youth through Youth centres and care-taking of Unaccompanied Minors.

As of January 2019 ASB’s programmes in Greece are funded by The Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (ΙΟΜ) which contributes to tackling the refugee crisis in Europe. DG Home in Greece supports the Greek government in providing services in 26 open accommodation sites in mainland Greece.

Activities of the project “Improving the Greek Reception System through Site Management Support and Targeted Interventions in Long-Term Accommodation Sites” implemented by IOM and ASB at the sites of Diavata, Katsikas, Filippiada and Doliana include:

Site Management Support (SMS):

  • Help Desk
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Shelter
  • Non-food Items

Protection interventions:

  • Legal counselling
  • Psychological and Psychosocial Support (PSS)
  • Child Protection (CP)

Non-Formal Education (NFE):

  • Child Friendly Space (CFS)
  • Life skills
  • Language courses

Since October 2021, ASB became an implementing partner for the Non-Formal Education (NFE) project “All children in education” ACE funded by UNICEF Greece and with the cooperation of DRC.