Since the 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. Our activities include vaccinating migrant children against common childhood diseases, providing sexual and reproductive healthcare, treating chronic diseases and providing care for 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 in Athens.
Voices from the field
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
Greece and EU must change approach to migration as scale of people’s suffering revealed
Constructing Crisis at Europe’s Border
Open letter to Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner of Home Affairs
Alarming mental health distress among asylum seekers on Greek islands
Negligent and dangerous COVID-19 response in Vathy camp, Samos
EU must stop trapping people in miserable conditions on the Greek islands
Enough is enough: new pact, same misery for refugees
European policies of deterrence and containment degrade human life
Detainment of fifth search and rescue ship in five months condemns people to die at sea
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