Samos, Greece
Migrants and refugees from countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq continue to arrive in Greece in search of safety or to reach other destinations in Europe, only to find themselves stranded indefinitely.

Since the so-called EU-Turkey deal in March 2016, migrants and refugees previously in transit through the Greek islands have been trapped there for an indeterminate time in overcrowded, unsafe and unhygienic conditions, without access to basic services, adequate shelter or information on their legal status.

We provide medical and mental healthcare to migrants on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Samos as well as in Athens. Our activities include vaccinating migrant children against common childhood diseases, providing sexual and reproductive healthcare, treating chronic diseases and providing care for victims of torture and sexual violence.

Our teams in Lesbos have reported overwhelming numbers of people suffering from serious mental health conditions and we have made repeated calls for vulnerable people to be evacuated and policies of containment to be replaced by sustainable, humane solutions.

MSF teams in Greece are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, on Lesbos and Samos, and in Athens.

In 2019
Trapped in Moria
I am overwhelmed by the severity of each referral that arrives in my inbox… Dr Liz Clark, working in Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos

“It is difficult to believe this is Europe”

 
RHIB_drill
Mediterranean migration

Detainment of fifth search and rescue ship in five months condemns people to die at sea

Press Release 20 Sep 2020
 
MSF emergency clinic after Moria fire
Mediterranean migration

“Enough is enough”: Time to stop the cycle of suffering for refugees on Greek islands

Project Update 17 Sep 2020
 
Moria Fire Camp
Greece

All people in Moria camp must be evacuated to safety in wake of destructive fire

Project Update 9 Sep 2020
 
Yasin, 9 year-old boy in Moria
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Greek police enforce unwarranted and cruel quarantine of Moria camp on Lesbos

Statement 3 Sep 2020
 
Anti-migrant attack on health facilities outside Moria camp, Lesbos, Greece
Greece

MSF statement on violent 20 August protest in Moria

Statement 21 Aug 2020
 
Lesbos MSF forced to close Covid 19 facility
Greece

MSF forced to close COVID-19 centre on Lesbos

Press Release 30 Jul 2020
 
Yasin, 9 year-old boy in Moria
Greece

Greek government must end lockdown for locked up people on Greek islands

Project Update 16 Jul 2020
 
Refugees in Athens
Greece

Vulnerable refugees evicted and left to sleep on streets

Press Release 13 Jul 2020
 
Survivor of Torture COVID testimony
Greece

Using torture survival skills to cope during a pandemic

Voices from the Field 5 May 2020

Contact us

Lesbos Mobile Clinic - Moria Camp
MSF Greece

15 Xenias St.
115 27 Athens
Greece