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October 04, 2017

In 2017, nearly half of MSF's patients in Serbia were under 18; almost all of them were refugees and asylum-seekers who were traveling unaccompanied or became separated from their parents. Minors are supposed to be protected by the system, but many of these young people report violent abuse by European Union border authorities and police.

June 26, 2017

Eugene is one of more than 430 people from over 40 countries treated by the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project Victims of Torture in Athens since it opened in 2014. Eugene survived torture when his community in Nigeria found out that he was gay. He is now living in Athens, where he attends the MSF clinic for support, and immerses himself in his new life in Greece.

June 26, 2017

Khalil is one of more than 430 people from over 40 countries treated by the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project Victims of Torture in Athens since it opened in 2014. Khalil was wrongly accused and imprisoned in Syria where he underwent brutal, sustained torture. He is now in Greece, walking on crutches from the electrocution he sustained, and hoping for recovery.

May 02, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logistician Mark Farrell Javits, just returned to the US after working on the MSF rescue ship the Aquarius in the Mediterranean. Here, he explains how his team conducted sea rescues and why MSF needs to be there.
 

January 18, 2017

After a week of extreme cold in the Balkans, thousands of refugees remain trapped in Serbia. The number of refugees in the country is unclear, but authorities give an unofficial estimate of 8,500. There are only 6,000 official spaces available in the reception centers, and only about half of those are adapted for winter conditions.

June 27, 2016

In less than 36 hours, MSF teams on the Mediterranean rescued more than 2,000 people from 15 boats.

April 05, 2016

Greek authorities have turned the "hotspot" registration areas into detention centers on Samos. Volunteers react to the EU-Turkey deal aimed at stemming the flow of asylum seekers in Europe.

April 05, 2016

Omer from Pakistan gives a terrible account of how refugees are treated in Turkey and how now he has been held in a detention center on Samos, Greece.

March 01, 2016

While the rubbish dump in Lesbos serves as a powerful reminder of the more than one million men, women, and children who were forced to risk their lives at sea in 2015 and the 70,000 plus who have risked it so far in 2016, it does not include the jackets of those who didn't make it.

January 22, 2016

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Greenpeace rescue team responded to a sinking rigid inflatable boat carrying 45 Afghan refugees crossing from Turkey to the north shore of Lesvos, Greece. On arrival to the scene the poor quality inflatable was taking on water. "We need to realize that this is not going to stop."

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