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Why are we There?

  • Refugees

Our Work


  • Bulgaria saw a large increase in the number of Syrians arriving via Turkey in 2014.
  • The Bulgarian government was under-prepared for the surge of new arrivals and although makeshift camps were set up, the provision of food, shelter, and medical and psychological care was inadequate.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières started working in Vrezdevna and Voenna Rampa centres in Sofia, and also in the Harmanli camp close to the Turkish and Greek borders.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières teams provided medical, antenatal and psychological care, distributed aid and made improvements to buildings and facilities.
  • After conditions had improved, Médecins Sans Frontières handed over the provision of medical and psychological healthcare services to the Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees and other humanitarian organisations. 


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Médecins Sans Frontières has been working in the country since 1981 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 16 staff in Bulgaria.