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May 13, 2016

Almost one month after the signing of the EU-Turkey deal, the situation across Greece remains chaotic and inhumane. In improvised camps and detention centers across the country, around 50,000 people are stranded in appalling conditions. In what is becoming unbearable heat, many are unable to access the asylum system and are rapidly losing hope that they will be able to join their relatives or find places to live in peace.

April 13, 2016

Since the European Union (EU) agreement with Turkey came into force on March 20, so-called "hotspots" set up on the main islands in Greece in October 2015 to screen and register asylum seekers were transformed overnight into detention centers run by the Greek army and police, where many are now trapped.

April 10, 2016

Medical teams for the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated hundreds of people today, April 10, following violence at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). At least 10 people have reported to MSF teams that they were beaten by FYROM police; around 40 people were injured by rubber bullets.  

March 18, 2016

More than 4,000 refugees continue to live in the pop-up slum that has taken shape outside Calais, France, despite the government's desire to reduce the numbers. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is maintaining its medical presence in the area and following the evolution of the situation. 

March 10, 2016

The new site developed by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is ready to welcome migrants and refugees who were living in the mud and cold at the Basroch camp in Grande-Synthe, France. The move to the new site, on the outskirts of Grande-Synthe, begins today and will continue for several more days. This operation is being carried out jointly with the municipality of Grande-Synthe.

March 03, 2016

A seemingly endless stream of people line the road that winds through the wheat fields near the Greek village of Idomeni. People carrying large bags on their shoulders. People with babies in their arms. People putting one foot in front of the other, over and over again, no matter the load they bear.

February 23, 2016

Thousands of men, women, and children are stranded between Greece and the Balkans after the sudden imposition of new border restrictions for Afghan refugees on the Western Balkans route this week. Refugees are being provided with no information and little-to-no humanitarian assistance, and are at risk of violence and abuse.

January 13, 2016

MSF began work today on a new site for refugees in the northern French community of Grande-Synthe.

January 06, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is poised to take action in the face of the authorities’ failure to do so by offering decent living conditions to some 2,500 refugees in Grande-Synthe, northern France. Time is of the essence. With the onset of winter and rain, the refugees—mostly Kurds from Iraq, Iran, and Syria—continue to live ankle-deep in mud in a flood-prone camp near Dunkirk.

January 05, 2016

After eight months at sea, 20,129 people rescued, and more than 120 separate search-and-rescue operations, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue ship Bourbon Argos returned to port for the last time in 2015 on December 30. As winter conditions have reduced the number of people crossing the central Mediterranean, MSF has gauged that there are currently enough assets to deal with existing needs during the winter season.

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