Compassion is human nature.
This is why the ESTIA programme stands by those who have fled their homes and the people who welcome them.
UNHCR works with the Greek Government, local authorities and NGOs to provide urban accommodation and cash assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece through ESTIA, the Emergency Support to Integration and Accommodation programme, funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union.
In 2019, ESTIA programme offered more than 25,500 accommodation places in apartments in cities across Greece, supporting thousands of families to live in dignified conditions. At the same time, more than 85,000 asylum seekers and refugees received cash assistance in Greece in December 2019 to cover their basic needs.