On Samos, we run a day center in Vathi, supporting the medical needs of refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants. We also provided general health care through mobile clinics within the Samos Closed Controlled Access Centre (CCAC).
On Lesbos, MSF works in a clinic opposite the Mavrovouni CACC. During 2022, we offered emergency medical and psychological first aid to new arrivals on the island and organized ambulance referrals to the hospital for those needing further care. This intervention enabled us not only to ensure people’s safe landing, but also to bear witness to their reception by the authorities.
In Athens, our day center offers a range of health care and social and legal services for migrants excluded from the national health system. Social workers and cultural mediators help patients navigate the health care system and ensure their basic needs are met, while legal experts give advice on their human rights. In addition, mobile clinics provide basic health care, sexual and reproductive health services, and health promotion to people living in precarious conditions in the city, and in seven refugee camps in Attica region. For the first half of 2022, we ran our Access to Vaccination Against COVID-19 project, aiming to facilitate access to vaccinations for excluded migrants and refugees residing in these locations.
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