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Greece

Why are we There?

  • Refugees

Our Work

2014

  • Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers arrived in Greece in 2014, many on their way to northern Europe.
  • In April, Médecins Sans Frontières released a report, Invisible Suffering, documenting the massive impact of detention on the physical and mental health of migrants and asylum seekers. The report also highlighted the gaps in healthcare provision and the absence of medical assessments, as well as the detrimental effects of prolonged detention on the health of migrants and asylum seekers due to lack of necessary care or interruption of treatment.
  • In Evros region, Médecins Sans Frontières provided medical consultations and psychosocial support to people being held at detention centres in Komotini and Filakio, and in the police stations of Feres and Soufli.
  • Nearly 600 relief kits were distributed to help people maintain a basic level of hygiene, health and dignity. In March, these activities were handed over to EKEPI.
  • In September, in collaboration with two Greek organisations, Médecins Sans Frontières opened a project in Athens offering medical rehabilitation, including physiotherapy, for asylum seekers and migrants who have been victims of torture.

 

For the latest news on where we work visit: http://activityreport.msf.org/

Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing medical assistance in the country since 2008 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 10 staff in Greece.