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 as well as in Athens and in Evros, at the land border between Greece and Turkey. This includes 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.
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
Helping Victims of Violence' move on with their lives
EU Migration Crisis Update - June 2016
I’ve met the people the EU has decided to no longer welcome and protect
Refugees arrive often cold, scared, unsure, confused and in distress
Involuntary eviction from Idomeni creates further hardship for refugees
I am tired of being here and I’m tired of living in fear
Voices from Elliniko
Anxiety and depression in Elliniko sports stadium
MSF resumes activities in Idomeni after clashes and tear gas cause a temporary suspension
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