In March, 41,803 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (19,478 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 92 locations.
UNHCR provides cash assistance in Greece, as part of the ESTIA programme, funded by the European Commission. Cash assistance restores dignity and empowers asylum-seekers and refugees who can now choose how to cover their basic needs. It also contributes directly to the economy of the host community through the purchase of services and goods. UNHCR in Greece works with the Greece Cash Alliance partners the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Mercy Corps.
In total, since April 2017, 64,332 eligible individuals are estimated to have received cash assistance in Greece at least once.