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Thousands of people risk their lives every year to cross the Gulf of Aden to escape from conflict, violence, drought and poverty. 

New medical and health needs have emerged in the post-war period, leading MSF to revise its activities in order to address them, including post-operative care, physical therapy, mental health care, and plastic surgery.

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.

As the crisis in Syria intensifies daily, with thousands continuing to flee to neighboring countries to search for safety, humanitarian needs inside and outside the country are escalating rapidly. 

This report specifically focuses on MSF’s work with Syrian refugees and other displaced populations in Lebanon, where MSF teams are providing urgent assistance and free-of-charge medical care among people now sheltering in Tripoli and in various locations of the Bekaa Valley.

The Iraqi Ministry of Health and its supporters should improve access to mental health care services for a population still reeling from decades of conflict, political instability, and social upheaval.