Sin embargo, desde la entrada en vigor del Acuerdo entre la Unión Europea y Turquía el pasado 20 de marzo, los hotspots o centros de acogida y de registro instalados en las principales islas de Grecia, se han convertido en centros de detención donde los refugiados y migrantes quedan atrapados.

Tras la firma del acuerdo, que da lugar a la devolución forzosa de los migrantes, refugiados y solicitantes de asilo desde la isla griega, Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF) decidió a fines de marzo suspender sus actividades relacionadas con el centro de Moria, incluyendo el transporte de los refugiados al mismo, las actividades de agua y saneamiento y las consultas médicas en la clínica dentro del centro.

MSF continuará gestionando su centro de tránsito en Mantamados donde las personas recién llegadas reciben la primera asistencia. La organización médico-humanitaria también mantendrá sus actividades de rescate marítimo en las playas del norte de Lesbos y mantendrá en funcionamiento las clínicas móviles en la isla de Lesbos para quienes estén fuera del centro de registro.

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace conduct joint sea operations to provide assistance at sea to boats in distress off the coast of Lesbos island in Greece, in coordination with and in support of the Greek Coast Guard. Two Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) are deployed. One leads the operation while the other acts as a support unit.

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace conduct joint sea operations to provide assistance at sea to boats in distress off the coast of Lesbos island in Greece, in coordination with and in support of the Greek Coast Guard. Two Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) are deployed. One leads the operation while the other acts as a support unit.

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace boat crews responded to an emergency on December 16 as a wooden refugee boat capsized about mile and a half off the coast of Lesbos. On arrival to the scene all refugees were in the water and a major rescue operation involving Greenpeace, MSF, Frontex, Sea Watch and Proactiva ensued. A total of 83 people were rescued, while two people drowned - an 80-year-old man and nine-month old girl.
Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace boat crews responded to an emergency on December 16 as a wooden refugee boat capsized about mile and a half off the coast of Lesbos. On arrival to the scene all refugees were in the water and a major rescue operation involving Greenpeace, MSF, Frontex, Sea Watch and Proactiva ensued. A total of 83 people were rescued, while two people drowned – an 80-year-old man and nine-month old girl.
A Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace rescue team responded to a sinking rigid inflatable boat (rhib) carrying 45 Afghan refugees crossing from Turkey to the north shore of Lesvos, Greece. On arrival to the scene the poor quality inflatable was taking on water. The people on board were having problems with the outboard motor as it was poorly fitted and could not be restarted. It was soon obvious to the Greenpeace/MSF crew that the sponsons were rapidly losing air and the lives of the people were in immediate danger. The Afghans in the vessel started screaming, “please help us, we're sinking! We don't want to die!” The rescue boats responded quickly and effectively to the situation as people started to panic and tried to jump from the boat. Babies and children were held in the air to alert the crew while parents cried out, “take the children, we have children on board!” The women and children were grabbed first and transferred into two Greenpeace/MSF boats that were flanking both sides of the sinking boat. All people were successfully rescued and transferred to Molyvos harbour where response teams were on standby.
A Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace rescue team responded to a sinking rigid inflatable boat (rhib) carrying 45 Afghan refugees crossing from Turkey to the north shore of Lesvos, Greece. On arrival to the scene the poor quality inflatable was taking on water. The people on board were having problems with the outboard motor as it was poorly fitted and could not be restarted. It was soon obvious to the Greenpeace/MSF crew that the sponsons were rapidly losing air and the lives of the people were in immediate danger.
The Afghans in the vessel started screaming, “please help us, we’re sinking! We don’t want to die!” The rescue boats responded quickly and effectively to the situation as people started to panic and tried to jump from the boat. Babies and children were held in the air to alert the crew while parents cried out, “take the children, we have children on board!” The women and children were grabbed first and transferred into two Greenpeace/MSF boats that were flanking both sides of the sinking boat. All people were successfully rescued and transferred to Molyvos harbour where response teams were on standby.
A Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace rescue team responded to a sinking rigid inflatable boat (rhib) carrying 45 Afghan refugees crossing from Turkey to the north shore of Lesvos, Greece. On arrival to the scene the poor quality inflatable was taking on water. The people on board were having problems with the outboard motor as it was poorly fitted and could not be restarted. It was soon obvious to the Greenpeace/MSF crew that the sponsons were rapidly losing air and the lives of the people were in immediate danger. The Afghans in the vessel started screaming, “please help us, we're sinking! We don't want to die!” The rescue boats responded quickly and effectively to the situation as people started to panic and tried to jump from the boat. Babies and children were held in the air to alert the crew while parents cried out, “take the children, we have children on board!” The women and children were grabbed first and transferred into two Greenpeace/MSF boats that were flanking both sides of the sinking boat. All people were successfully rescued and transferred to Molyvos harbour where response teams were on standby.
A Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace rescue team responded to a sinking rigid inflatable boat (rhib) carrying 45 Afghan refugees crossing from Turkey to the north shore of Lesvos, Greece. On arrival to the scene the poor quality inflatable was taking on water. The people on board were having problems with the outboard motor as it was poorly fitted and could not be restarted. It was soon obvious to the Greenpeace/MSF crew that the sponsons were rapidly losing air and the lives of the people were in immediate danger.
The Afghans in the vessel started screaming, “please help us, we’re sinking! We don’t want to die!” The rescue boats responded quickly and effectively to the situation as people started to panic and tried to jump from the boat. Babies and children were held in the air to alert the crew while parents cried out, “take the children, we have children on board!” The women and children were grabbed first and transferred into two Greenpeace/MSF boats that were flanking both sides of the sinking boat. All people were successfully rescued and transferred to Molyvos harbour where response teams were on standby.
A cultural mediator working with Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) cares for a young woman who has recently arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea.
A cultural mediator working with Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) cares for a young woman who has recently arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea.
Refugees and migrats wait to board a ferry taking them to Athens at the port of Mytilene in Lesbos.
Refugees and migrats wait to board a ferry taking them to Athens at the port of Mytilene in Lesbos.
Two Syrian children, sleep at Mityline port, on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Two Syrian children, sleep at Mityline port, on the Greek island of Lesbos.
In late summer, the beaches of Lesvos were covered in thousands of lifejackets discarded when those fleeing accross the Aegean Sea made it safely to shore. Now, they, along with the new ones desposited almost every day, are collected in a rubbish dump, near Molyvos in the north of the island. Whilst the rubbish dump serves as a powerful reminder of the more than one million men, women and children who were forced to risk their lives at sea in 2015 and the 70,000 plus who have risked it so far in 2016, it does not include the jackets of those who didn't make it. In 2015 alone 3,771 people drowned trying to reach Europe, we cannot let that happen again. We need #SAFEPASSAGE and we need it now.
In late summer, the beaches of Lesvos were covered in thousands of lifejackets discarded when those fleeing accross the Aegean Sea made it safely to shore. Now, they, along with the new ones desposited almost every day, are collected in a rubbish dump, near Molyvos in the north of the island. Whilst the rubbish dump serves as a powerful reminder of the more than one million men, women and children who were forced to risk their lives at sea in 2015 and the 70,000 plus who have risked it so far in 2016, it does not include the jackets of those who didn’t make it. In 2015 alone 3,771 people drowned trying to reach Europe, we cannot let that happen again. We need #SAFEPASSAGE and we need it now.

Desde julio de 2015, MSF ha trabajado en el campo de Moria, en Lesbos, facilitando consultas médicas, apoyo psicológico y realizando distribuciones de artículos de primera necesidad así como actividades de agua y saneamiento. En este periodo, los equipos de MSF han proporcionado 24.314 consultas en la isla de Lesbos, de las cuales 12.526 se han llevado a cabo en el centro de Moria. Los psicólogos de MSF han asistido a 401 personas a través de sesiones individuales y han llevado a cabo 584 sesiones grupales en las que han participado 3.532 personas. MSF también ha ofrecido refugios temporales y ha facilitado el transporte entre la zona norte de la isla y los centros de registro de Moria y Kara Tepe, en el sur de Lesbos, a los recién llegados. Hasta el 13 de marzo, MSF transportó a 12.952 personas.