Refugees with heart conditions, diabetes are being denied medication, told to “drink water” instead

itting outside her family’s makeshift metal container with head in hands, 17-year-old Haya was painfully aware that she has been living in one of Europe’s worst refugee camps—even if she couldn’t see it. Large white bandages covered both of her eyes, plunging the teenager into daily darkness as she struggled …

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Camp crisis on Lesvos as new refugee surge adds pressure on Greece

A refugee and migrant surge reaching the Greek islands of the North Aegean has seen more than 1,150 people arrive in the first 10 days of this month. More than half of them reached Lesvos, where the Moria camp, built to shelter 2,300 people, is currently home to 5,500. Living …

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Doctors Without Borders: We have incidents and this is out of question

Source: Politika  Regarding the administration’s claims to the reception and identification center in Moria, Lesvos, that Médecins Sans Frontières publishes unreliable medical data on incidents of sexual abuse and rape, Apostolos Veizis, MD and Director of MSF Programs, replies: “We would like to express our deep concern at the fact …

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‘Better to Drown’: A Greek Refugee Camp’s Epidemic of Misery

MORIA, Greece — He survived torture in Congo, and a perilous boat journey from Turkey. But Michael Tamba, a former Congolese political prisoner, came closest to death only after he had supposedly found sanctuary at Europe’s biggest refugee camp. Stuck for months at the camp on the Greek island of …

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