ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth is a Non-Governmental Organization established in 1992, aiming at supporting the socially vulnerable young people.
ARSIS is focused on supporting the unaccompanied children since 2006, with a network of social services and structures in Thessaloniki, Athens, Volos, Alexandroupoli and Kozani.
The provision of support for unaccompanied is intensified since the number of unaccompanied children is raising.
Lately, citizens who support unaccompanied children contact ARSIS’ Social Services, in order to get informed for matters concerning children’s legal status or their transfer to shelters, since they cannot accommodate them.
CULTURAL CENTER “ALEXANDROS”
1 Ethnikis Aminis str., Thessaloniki
The last few years Greece is a path for hundreds of thousands war-conflict victims from Syria, a large number from Afghanistan, and lower from Asia and Africa, who started as refugees in order to travel to Central and Northern Europe countries. Currently, thousands of refugees are within the Greek territory, the majority of them stays in camps, sometimes even without access to basic infrastructure or facilities. Based on the estimates of National Centre for Social Solidarity and UNHCR, about 2000 unaccompanied minors are currently among the general refugee population.