Migrants in detention: Lives on hold

MSF has been providing psychosocial support to migrants and asylum seekers in three detention centers, Pagani on Lesvos Island, Filakio in Evros and Venna in Rodopi, since August 2009. MSF teams comprised of psychologists, social workers and interpreters and regularly visited the detention centers. Psychosocial support was offered through individual and group counselling sessions. MSF psychologists saw 305 patients in 381 first and follow-up individual consultations. In addition, 79 group sessions and 258 play therapy sessions were held. MSF ceased its activities in the detention centers at the end of May 2010.