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Press Release | December 18, 2012
The sinking of a boat believed to be carrying 28 people near the Greek island of Lesvos on December 14 highlights the dangers of a recent increase in maritime crossings to the Aegean Islands
Press Coverage | October 29, 2012
Doctors Without Borders is responding to the reappearance of malaria in Greece after a 40-year hiatus.
Field News | September 6, 2012
MSF is providing aid to Syrian and Afghan migrants and asylum-seekers arriving on the Greek islands of Samos, Leros, and Simi.
Field News | February 28, 2012
Extreme cold and the ongoing waves of new arrivals of migrants are putting pressure on the already fragile reception system in Greece.
Press Release | June 15, 2011
Inhumane living and hygiene conditions in detention facilities in the Evros region in Greece are causing major health problems for migrants and asylum seekers living there, MSF said.
Press Release | January 26, 2011
MSF medical teams have been assisting detained migrants and asylum seekers and are witnessing a situation that has reached emergency levels.
Press Release | December 13, 2010
As a result of a recent influx of migrants and asylum seekers, detention facilities in Greece are overcrowded and conditions in the cells are appalling.
Press Release | June 17, 2010
Athens, June 17, 2010 - Ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today released a report documenting the impact of detention on the wellbeing and mental health of migrants and asylum seekers in detention centers in Greece. MSF urges Greek authorities to ensure humane living conditions for detained migrants, and to consider alternatives to their detention.
Special Report | June 15, 2010
MSF urges the Greek authorities to carefully measure the impact of detention on the well-being of migrants and asylum seekers and to seek alternatives to the detention of new arrivals.
Field News | November 9, 2009
The Greek government has announced to temporary close down the Pagani detention center. MSF sees this as a welcome first step towards more humane treatment of undocumented migrants and asylum seekers.
Field News | October 22, 2009
It has been more than two months since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) resumed providing psychosocial support to undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in the Pagani detention center on the island of Lesvos, and the situation continues to be extremely worrying.
Field News | September 9, 2009
According to local authorities, its capacity is for up to 300 people, but when I visited I saw three times that many people—men, women, adolescents, and children—living in overcrowded cells, most of them sleeping on mattresses on the floor with no bed sheets.
Field News | August 11, 2009
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is resuming activities in the detention center for undocumented migrants in Pagani on the Greek island of Lesvos in the northeastern Aegean Sea. The project is focusing on the provision of psychosocial support to the center’s detainees.
Field News | July 17, 2009
The demolition of the camp has left all the people who were previously living there homeless. Most of them have lost everything, all their belongings, during the clearing of the camp or the fire.
Press Release | July 13, 2009
Athens, July 13, 2009 — Following yesterday’s police operation at a makeshift camp for migrants in Patras and the subsequent fire that broke out, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) expresses concern for the medical and humanitarian condition of the migrants and asylum seekers who were left homeless, as well as those who were arrested. MSF urges authorities to ensure humane living conditions and the provision of medical assistance to this population.
Special Report | July 6, 2009
MSF runs emergency medical programs for asylum seekers and migrants on the border shores of a number of countries, calls for minimum standards in their reception, and denounces their systematic detention.