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In Greece, the needs amongst refugee and asylum-seeking children and families remain high. Terre des hommes (Tdh) aims to protect them from danger and to ensure equal access to their rights. We strengthen the child protection system for both migrant and Greek children and we promote child-friendly restorative justice approaches for children in contact with the law. We offer opportunities that encourage children and young people to express their views and influence decision-making.

What we do

Children and youth people in migration

We provide child and family protection services to asylum seekers, including to unaccompanied and separated children in eight open accommodation facilities, through case management, legal assistance, psychosocial support and the provision of essential aid such as clothing, food and hygiene items. We work on advocacy to improve the reception and protection of migrating people.

Child protection

Tdh plays a key role in improving protection measures for children in Greece. We provide child protection and safeguarding training to professionals who work with children such as staff members of national authorities and NGOs working in open accommodation facilities for refugees, primary educators and staff working in summer camps. We aim towards expanding our activities to address also athletic associations, sports clubs and other facilities that provide services to children.

Access to justice for children and youth

Tdh facilitates the access of children and young people to child-friendly justice and promotes the use of restorative justice in cases involving child victims and offenders. This approach focuses on the needs and rights of the victims, the motivations of the offenders and the role of the local community. It aims to heal, repair and prevent harm as well as to ensure that people take responsibility for their actions. Our projects improve knowledge amongst national actors who work with child-victims and offenders on child-friendly restorative justice. We train and educate professionals working with/for children and empower children by teaching them their rights and by supporting them to advocate for a better protection in the justice system.

"We support children with protection concerns and their families in a multidisciplinary manner, which includes education, medical, legal, accommodation, and psychosocial support services, in order to build their strengths."

Ilias Varelakis, Case Management Team Leader in Thessaloniki


Voices of refugee children in Greece

Terre des hommes in Greece

Beneficiaries 2020


4902 people


Expatriate / local employees


1 / 113

Budget 2020


CHF 3,292,469




Where we work

Supported by


March 2016
Closure of the “Balkan route” and start of intervention in the informal camp of Eidomeni in Northern Greece.
May 2016
Evacuation of Eidomeni and Tdh activities at the Thessaloniki emergency reception sites.
July 2016
Regional migration project starts with border countries (Albania, Bulgaria and Macedonia).
October 2016
European Commission funded project begins in Epirus dealing with the areas of Child Protection and Non-Formal Education.
January 2017
European Commission funded project launched in the region of Thessaloniki dealing with the areas of child protection and psychosocial support.
Project launched to provide accommodation and social assistance for asylum seekers and refugees in Ioannina and Thessaloniki.
Projects expand to include beneficiaries from both Greece and third countries. Intervention to support victims from wildfires at the Attica region.
PProjects expand to include child protection case management services for children and their caregivers in nine refugee camps (Attica, Thessaly, Central Macedonia), child-friendly justice, interventions against human trafficking, youth empowerment and social inclusion through sports and art activities.

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Linked publications

FabLab: An innovation space for refugees
Infographic: non-formal education activities in Greece
Greece Inclusion and Integration Support for Refugees in Ioannina
Courage N° 72: Syria: 10 years of war
Annual Report 2020

Linked publications