Syrian Refugees in Greece
Seeking asylum and safety in Europe, thousands of refugees became stranded in Greece in 2015 and 2016. Struggling from its own economic crisis, Greece lacked the necessary infrastructure, services and personnel support to meet the growing needs. Overcrowded camps were at risk of dangerous outbreaks, and many refugees had little to no access to health care. In response to the sudden, urgent need after the initial influxes, our teams' work in Greece focused on providing care, tools and resources for refugees with nowhere else to turn.