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Mariam*, a woman originally from Afghanistan, who lives in Lesbos for two years.

One year on from Moria fire, EU denies dignity to migrants trapped on Greek islands

A year after a fire tore through and destroyed Moria camp, on Lesbos, Greece, thousands of refugees remain on the island, with the EU refusing to provide dignity to those trapped there. Project Update - 10 Sep 2021
EU failed containment model Report

Greece and EU must change approach to migration as scale of people’s suffering revealed

MSF urges European leaders to end the policy of containment for migration as its harming the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. Press Release - 9 Jun 2021
Sea Watch 4 - Rotation01 - Life On Deck
Activity Report

Year in Review 2020

Read the Operations Directors' review of MSF activities in 2020. Project Update - 17 May 2021
MSF response to Moria Fire

Open letter to Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner of Home Affairs

Read an open letter to Yiva Johansson, European Commissioner of Home Affairs, by the medical coordinator of MSF's project in Lesbos, Greece. Open Letter - 29 Mar 2021
Harin Halil

Alarming mental health distress among asylum seekers on Greek islands

Four months after the fire that destroyed Moria, 15,000 people are still trapped in inhumane conditions on Greece's islands. Project Update - 17 Dec 2020
Refugees in Bosnia
Mediterranean migration

“What Europe is experiencing today, is not a humanitarian crisis, but a crisis of humanity.”

MSF International President Dr Christos Christou speaks to governments High-level Interparliamentary Conference on Migration and Asylum in Europe on their migration obligations. Speech - 19 Nov 2020
MSF response to Moria Fire

EU must stop trapping people in miserable conditions on the Greek islands

One month after a fire destroyed Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, MSF and partner organisations are demanding EU leaders relocate people still stuck on the islands. Statement - 8 Oct 2020
MSF response to Moria Fire
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Enough is enough: new pact, same misery for refugees

MSF International President Dr Christos Christou outlines in this op ed why the European Commission's proposed 'fresh start' on migration is simply the continuation of containment policies. Op-Ed - 5 Oct 2020
Testimony from Vathy Camp. Samos - July 2020

European policies of deterrence and containment degrade human life

Iorgos Karagiannis, the MSF head of mission in Greece, writes that while no-one wants to see 'another Moria' among camps, the EU is perpetuating the circumstances that led up to the fire. Op-Ed - 1 Oct 2020
Mediterranean migration

Detainment of fifth search and rescue ship in five months condemns people to die at sea

Misuse of maritime law is providing a smoke-screen for a political decision to prevent rescue ships from saving lives in the Mediterranean as the Sea-Watch 4 is detained by Italian port authorities. Press Release - 20 Sep 2020
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
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