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
Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers stranded in precarious conditions across islands
Thousands of migrants & refugees blocked at borders
Testimonies from migrants blocked at borders
EU leaders orchestrating humanitarian crisis on Europe’s shores
Gallery: Responding to the crisis of migration in Kos
Deplorable reception conditions for migrants on Kos
No welcome for migrants and refugees landing in Greek Dodecanese Islands
An alarming increase in the number of refugees arriving at Greek islands and assistance is urgently needed
Testimonies from Syrian refugees and MSF staff
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