Médecins Sans Frontières Calls on Greece to End Prolonged Detention

“Greece must end systematic and prolonged detention of migrants, says MSF,” from Médecins Sans Frontières:

The prolonged and systematic detention of migrants and asylum seekers in Greece is having devastating consequences on their health and human dignity, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns today. With Greece currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), 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.

MSF has been providing independent medical and psychosocial care in Greek detention centres since 2008. In its report, Invisible Suffering, released today,the organisation highlights the massive impact of detention on the physical and mental health of migrants. The report also points out the gaps in healthcare provision and the absence of medical assessments,which lead to detainees with serious medical conditions being neglected or even being forced to interrupt their treatment…

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