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”

 
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
 
MSF starts COVID-19 coronavirus activities in France
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF steps up COVID-19 response in Europe

Press Release 30 Mar 2020
 
Lesbos and Samos Oct2019
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Evacuation of squalid Greek camps more urgent than ever over COVID-19 fears

Press Release 12 Mar 2020
 
Lesbos and Samos Oct2019
Greece

Greece, the ‘shield’ of Europe, and EU leaders push migrants into danger

Project Update 11 Mar 2020
 
Living conditions on Samos
Greece

EU must address migration emergency as Greek islands reach breaking point

Statement 4 Mar 2020
 
Children with Chronic diseases in Moria
Greece

Greece denies healthcare to seriously ill refugee children on Lesbos

Press Release 23 Jan 2020

Contact us

Lesbos Mobile Clinic - Moria Camp
MSF Greece

15 Xenias St.
115 27 Athens
Greece