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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.

November 21, 2016

I arrived in Bokoro, Chad, three months ago. It’s my first posting with [Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières] MSF, and I was so excited to finally get here. I have always wanted to work for MSF. This is my small contribution to make the world a better place. I knew Chad was going to be dry and hot and that there are very high levels of malnutrition here.

November 21, 2016

Zara Abba is in Bokoro from the capital of Chad, N’djamena. She has been at MSF’s intensive care unit in Bokoro town for four days, caring for her granddaughter, Katalma Moussa, who is two years old. Zara Abba was visiting Bokoro to pay her respects to a family member who'd died when her granddaughter fell ill.

“She hadn’t put much weight on for a while and then she started to get diarrhea and her health got even worse. I had been taking her out for walks and to play with the other children, but since she started getting diarrhea, she didn’t have any energy and I couldn’t do that anymore. She was always hungry and crying and it was like the milk we were giving her wasn’t enough. I looked after her for seven days at home but after that knew I had to get her to a clinic.”

November 21, 2016

This year, in villages across the Bokoro region, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), MSF is running 15 mobile outpatient clinics for malnourished children aged between six months and five years old. In Bokoro town, MSF has an Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in an MoH Hospital, with an intensive care unit where the sickest children are referred. For the first time, MSF is also working in the area ahead of time in order to identify and try to prevent children at risk of malnutrition from falling ill.

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

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.

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