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Greece in 2016: Vulnerable people left behind

21 October 2016
Greece in 2016: Vulnerable people left behind

On 20 October, reported that 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 healthcare.

MSF is especially concerned for the most vulnerable, including victims of violence, those with chronic diseases and psychiatric disorders, people with mobility limitations, unaccompanied minors, pregnant women and newborn babies, whose specific needs are not cared for and whose health is particularly at risk.

MSF urged the Greek authorities to live up to their responsibilities in terms of assistance to a population in danger in its own territory and provide, with the support of EU member states, an adequate response based on individual needs and not just the nationalities of the people.

In the report "Greece in 2016: Vulnerable People Left Behind", MSF highlights the gaps within the current system that mean vulnerable people are firstly not properly identified and secondly do not receive appropriate protection and care.

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Photo: MSF/ Sara Prestianni

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