ERCI – Emergency Response Centre International is a Greek non-profit organisation that provides emergency response and humanitarian aid in life threatening environments.
271 days of Operation
people in distress reached safety
ERCI’s operation in Lesvos aims to assist the large flow of incoming refugees by providing its assets for Search and Rescue (SAR) both offshore and ashore – the first critical task in such situations.
We are International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) members to improve our SAR coordination and response and prevent accidents.
ERCI EDU is an educational project that aims to support youth in refugee camps
through innovative curriculum that provides them with the necessary life skills
and language learning to become integrated members of society.
Greece has been in the forefront of the refugee crisis – the worst the European continent has experienced since World War II. Greek Islands are becoming the entry point of refugees and migrants in the EU.
total refugee arrivals to Greek shores in 2015
arrivals in Greece since January 2016
of them were kids
total arrivals in the Mediterranean in 2015
have arrived since 1 January 2016 on Lesvos