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
MSF calls on all participants to improve the conditions for migrants arriving on the southern shores of Europe
MSF starts emergency intervention programs for undocumented migrants in Greece
MSF sends emergency team to assist victims of fires in Peloponnesus, Greece
MSF Greece reintegrated into the MSF international movement
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