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.
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
European leaders: Stop punishing asylum seekers on the Greek islands
Greek and EU authorities deliberately neglecting people trapped on islands
Humanitarian mechanism for vaccines used for first time in Europe to counter high prices
EU-Turkey deal continues cycle of containment and despair
Vaccinating over 2,000 refugee children in Moria, Lesbos
Psychotherapy with children in Lesbos
No roof, no recovery
“It is difficult to believe this is Europe”
Moria is in a state of emergency
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