Since the 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. Our activities include vaccinating migrant children against common childhood diseases, providing sexual and reproductive healthcare, treating chronic diseases and providing care for 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 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
EU Migration Crisis Update - May 2016
As a doctor, I feel outraged
Will they kill us here in Europe?
MSF treats hundreds after Greek-FYROM border violence
MSF ends activities inside the Lesvos hotspot
EU Migration Crisis Update - March 2016
Trapped at Europe's borders
"Help us to find a safe path"
EU Migration Crisis Update - February 2016
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