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
Photo Story: Caught in limbo
MSF and Greenpeace launch life-saving operations in the Aegean Sea
Hundreds stranded without aid as new border control measures come into force
Testimonies from Syrian refugees at the border between Croatia and Serbia
“The determination of the refugees to reach their destination is shocking.”
MSF teams help create a transit camp for refugees arriving to Idomeni
“When the war is over, I want to return to my Syria – it was the best life ever”
"There was no other choice but to leave Syria."
“Refugees sleeping on the streets of Kos tell me, ‘At home we had war, but at least we had dignity’”
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