Greece

The situation on the island of Kos over the last two weeks has taken a sour turn as more than 7000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants arrived to the island over the month of July, a two-fold increase compared to June. In the absence of proper reception facilities, most have taken to put up tents...
Ahmed (not real name) Ahmed is from Mosul, Iraq, and decided to flee to Turkey when the security situation became increasingly tense in his home town. Unable to secure a good life for himself and his family in Turkey, he decided to try and get to Europe to seek asylum, but the journey turned out to...
There has been a sharp increase this year in the number of people arriving in Greece and especially on the Dodecanese islands, fleeing war, violence and poverty in their home countries. Since the beginning of this year, more than 46,000 refugees have arrived in the Greek islands by sea from Turkey...
Following reports of increased arrivals of migrants in the Aegean Islands in the last two weeks, an MSF team visited the islands of Samos, Leros and Simi between the 30thof August and 4th of September to assess the situation. During the visit, MSF ensured the provision of medical services and...
The constant arrival of migrants in Greece’s Evros region, coupled with the extreme weather conditions of the past few weeks, has been putting pressure on the already fragile system for receiving migrants in the border police stations of Soufli, Tychero and Feres and the detention center of Filakio...
Freezing temperatures and bad weather that struck Greece in early February led the Municipality of Athens to the decision to open temporary emergency shelters for the accommodation of homeless people. Responding to this emergency and in collaboration with the Hospitality and Solidarity Centre of...
MSF resumes activities in the detention facilities for undocumented migrants in Evros and Rodopi The situation for migrants kept in the detention facilities in Evros and Rodopi, northern Greece, is once again critical. For almost a month now, no medical care has been provided to migrants and asylum...
“I live in hell and all I see is nightmares” It's been 64 days now that I am detained in this border police station and the conditions are unimaginable. In the cell right now we are 124 people. The cell is very very small, it can only fit 35 people. There is no space to lie down and sleep, you...
“The Greek government should immediately improve living and hygiene conditions in the border police stations and detention centres for migrants and asylum seekers in Evros region,” said the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. The situation in these...
MSF urges the Greek government to immediately implement measures to ensure humane reception conditions for migrants Migrants and asylum seekers kept in detention facilities in the Evros region of northern Greece are in a critical situation. During the last two months the number of migrants without...
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