EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTRE INTERNATIONAL (ERCI)is a Greek nonprofit organization that provides emergency response and humanitarian aid in times of crisis. ERCI’s philosophy is to identify the gaps of humanitarian aid and step in to assist in the most efficient and impactful manner. Currently ERCI has 4 active programs working with refugees in Greece in the areas of Search and Rescue, Medical, Education and Refugee Camp Coordination
ERCIsar: SEARCH AND RESCUE
ERCI has been operating on the island of Lesvos since 2015 assisting with the large flow of incoming refugees by providing Search and Rescue operations both offshore and ashore, helping more than 45,000 refugees reach safety to date, preventing many casualties in Aegean’s perilous waters.
ERCImed is a medical emergency response program providing medical aid and healthcare services to 6,500 refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Lesvos. ERCI currently manages two emergency health clinics in the Moria and Kara Tepe camps on Lesvos, providing physical and mental health services to camp residents, who face an array of acute and chronic health needs.
ERCIedu: EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING REFUGEE YOUTH
ERCIedu is an educational project that aims to support youth in refugee camps and shelter through innovative curriculum that provides them with the necessary life skills, incentives and language learning to prepare them for their next transition in life and social integration.