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January 12, 2017

After being frozen out by European migration policies, thousands of migrants and refugees now find themselves trapped in freezing conditions in shelters that are ill adapted to winter in Greece and the Balkans.

October 20, 2016

Seven months after the closure of Greece’s border with the Macedonia and the signature of the EU-Turkey deal, more than 50,000 people are stranded in Greece. The thousands of men, women and children, the majority of whom have fled war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan live in often appalling conditions, in remote camps, without adequate access to medical care including mental health support and are rapidly losing hope and direction.

October 20, 2016

Seven months after the signature of the EU/Turkey deal and despite the huge amount of funds pledged by the EU, more than 50,000 migrants and refugees still live in substandard conditions in Greece and lack proper access to health care.

September 26, 2016

Pat Gould and Kim Letson are not ones to shy away from a challenge, and this fall they’ve decided to take on yet another. From September to October, the two friends from the Comox Valley in British Columbia will be walking through three countries along the 1,000-kilometre Via Egnatia route in southeastern Europe to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s annual Walk Without Borders challenge.

May 26, 2016

This week, Greek authorities began dismantling the Idomeni transit camp, sending thousands of people trying to reach safety in Europe into uncertain circumstances. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released the following statement in response.

May 18, 2016

Two months after the signing of the EU-Turkey deal, the situation for migrants in detention centres on the Greek islands continues to deteriorate. MSF criticises the appalling nature of these detentions and calls for the immediate opening of hotspot centres.

May 12, 2016

In response to the announced closure of the Dadaab refugee camps, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the Kenyan government to urgently reconsider its decision. MSF believes the closure will have enormous humanitarian consequences for some 325,000 refugees. We urge Kenya to take a leading role in the humane treatment of refugees, and to continue considering alternative solutions.

May 12, 2016

Almost a month after the signing of the EU-Turkey deal, the situation for refugees across Greece remains chaotic and inhumane. Around 50,000 people are stranded in appalling conditions in improvised camps and detention centres across the country. In what is becoming unbearable heat, many are unable to access the asylum system and are rapidly losing hope of joining their relatives or finding a place to live in peace.

March 10, 2016

New border restrictions in Europe have left thousands of displaced people stranded without access to necessary medical care.

February 23, 2016

Thousands of men, women and children are stranded between Greece and the Balkans after the sudden imposition of new border restrictions for Afghan refugees on the Western Balkans route this week. Refugees are being provided with no information, little-to-no humanitarian assistance and are at risk of violence and abuse.

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