MSF says living conditions for refugees in Samos center have wordened due to overcrowding

Living conditions for refugees and migrants in Samos have worsened as camps operate way beyond capacity, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Tuesday.

More than 2,000 people are crowded in the island’s reception and in identification center, which has a capacity of 700, while hundreds are forced to set up camp in the forested area near the center without access to sanitation.

“Vulnerable cases are poorly addressed, and even those who are not vulnerable risk their mental and physical health under these conditions,” MSF program coordinator in Samos Atigoni Karkanaki said.