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Reception Center for 100 Unaccompanied Minors in Greece

by Médecins du Monde - Grèce

MDM Greece Accommodation Centre for unaccompanied minors . In the mist of social, economic crisis and refugee crisis in Greece, MDM Greece is implementing a new accommodation center for vulnerable population groups, and more specifically unaccompanied minors (UAM’s).

The building is around 2,000 sq.m. and is surrounded by a wonderful landscape. The main building is organized in one and two space rooms / dormitories, and the whole building meets the highest quality standards. It has play rooms, organized kitchen areas, baths, auxiliary spaces, offices, music rooms, common rooms etc. It also has storage spaces, lockers, washing machines and dryers, etc. It is surrounded by three acres of land, formed by gardens with olive trees, lavender, and ornamental plants and also has a patio with an amphitheater for cultural and social events, a greenhouse and an outdoor playground. The accommodation center is in a decentralized area, and offers unique hospitality for unaccompanied minors in Greece, given the quality of spaces and services provided to the children.

Provision of Services

The children are accommodated in one space and two space rooms and the total capacity of the building is for 100 children. Except for accommodation other services include:

  1. Five daily meals
  2. Medical coverage
  3. Psychosocial support
  4. Legal support and assistance
  5. Pedagogical and social activities
  6. Interpretation
  7. Security
  8. Distribution of clothing, personal hygiene items, ect.


The programme is supported by the European Commission and the Administrative authority is the Greek office of IOM. The funds cover part of the operational expenses.

We need to cover the expense for the oil for the Accomodation's heating needs.

It is estimated that a quantity of seven (7) tons is the one needed. The estimated cost per year is more than 7,000 euro

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  • ©Yiannis Yiannakopoulos
    ©Yiannis Yiannakopoulos
  • ©Yiannis Yiannakopoulos
    ©Yiannis Yiannakopoulos
  • ©Yiannis Yiannakopoulos
    ©Yiannis Yiannakopoulos
  • ©Yiannis Yiannakopoulos
    ©Yiannis Yiannakopoulos



OrganizationMédecins du Monde - Grèce
PlacePeania, Greece
Period01 January 2017- 31 December 2017
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