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.

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.

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.

December 03, 2015

A joint operation to rescue people risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece has been launched by international medical organization Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and environmental organization Greenpeace.

July 22, 2015

Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers are currently stranded in precarious conditions across several Greek islands, despite repeated calls since December 2014 by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to Greek authorities and the European Union to address the lack of reception capacity.

April 08, 2014
A decision by the Greek authorities to detain migrants indefinitely, until either they are forcibly returned or they consent to voluntary return, is yet more evidence of Greece choosing ever harsher treatment for migrants, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. This decision, based on a recent opinion of the Legal Council of the Greek State, further worsens the already desperate situation of thousands of migrants in Greece.
April 02, 2014
The prolonged and systematic detention of migrants and asylum seekers in Greece is having devastating consequences on their health and human dignity. With Greece currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the Greek government and the EU to stop turning a blind eye to these unacceptable practices in view of their serious medical and humanitarian consequences.