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Refugee Crisis

Topic | 9 March, 2016 at 18:30

Médecins Sans Frontières and Greenpeace launch life saving operations in the Aegean Sea.

First faces of fortress Europe

Feature story | 30 March, 2016 at 17:00

It’s officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere but nobody seems to have told the weather gods in Lesbos. As 50-knot gusts of wind thump the island from the south, at least they bring welcome warm air and time to put some thoughts to paper.

Thousands call for #safepassage in Europe

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 29 February, 2016

As thousands of people gathered across Europe on Saturday to call for refugee rights, a human chain of hands was formed on a stony Lesbos beach next to a banner demanding ‘No more deaths’. Lesbos is on the frontline of Europe’s...

Responding to refugee boats in distress

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 3 December, 2015 12 comments

It's a crisis that can be told in numbers: around 890,000 refugees and migrants arrived to Europe by sea this year, while more than 3,500 have died and it's not over yet. Fleeing war, human rights abuses and persecution, refugees...

Reflections on MSF, Lesbos and refugees

Blog entry by Stan Vincent, Ries Mentink, and Christine Weiss | 30 March, 2016 1 comment

Greenpeace spent four months assisting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) carry out its humanitarian and aid work on the Greek island of Lesbos, including the rescue of refugees in distress at sea. As Greenpeace transitioned out of the...

Standing watch in solidarity with refugees

Blog entry by Mariadina Lilis | 29 March, 2016 1 comment

Ι'm sitting on a bench facing the sea, so many thoughts, so many decisions I have to make. Let the wind take them all. It's another day among many I've spent here at the joint Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-Greenpeace observation...

Stories from Lesbos

Blog entry by Camille Ghislain | 29 March, 2016 1 comment

For a week, a month or even longer, Greenpeace staff and volunteers have been lending their maritime expertise to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to help rescue refugees in distress at sea. They come from all...

Time to tear down the walls

Blog entry by Anne Jensen | 8 January, 2016 3 comments

It’s early morning, cloudy with a light breeze and we are on standby as a rescue team for any approaching refugee boats that might get into trouble. And then … we get the call! A boat has been spotted in a position east of ours.

EU deal with Turkey the latest failure in refugee response



Blog entry by Alexandra Messare | 11 March, 2016

No fence is strong enough to forever hold back the tide of human hope. One way or another, the fence will be brought down, breached or circled and the same is true today across Europe – thousands of refugees will not be denied safe...

MSF and Greenpeace launch life saving operations in the Aegean Sea

Press release | 3 December, 2015 at 15:26

Brussels/Athens, 3 December 2015 – A joint operation to rescue people risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece has been launched by international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without...

Refugee turtle

Blog entry by Nikos Charalambides | 5 February, 2016 3 comments

The news passed quietly, but not without significance. I heard that a wounded and weakened loggerhead sea turtle washed ashore on the rocky Farmakonisi Island in the Aegean Sea, where it lay for several days slowly losing its strength.

Peace and #safepassage for refugees in 2016

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 1 January, 2016 11 comments

A short distance outside the village of Molyvos on the Greek Island of Lesbos there is a rubbish dump of life jackets, discarded now but forever witness to the hope and suffering of those who fled war, poverty and oppression this year.

Peace Sign in Lesbos

Video | 1 January, 2016 at 13:32

A Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF)-Greenpeace team on the Greek island of Lesbos were joined by groups such as Sea-Watch, the Dutch Refugee Boat Foundation and local communities, to create a peace sign formed from over 3,000...

This is Why Europe Must Provide #Safepassage

Video | 12 January, 2016 at 13:45

Dreaming of safety from war and persecution, thousands of refugees continue to risk the dangerous Aegean Sea crossing to Greece. This is why Europe must provide #safepassage.

Everyone deserves a Safe Passage

Video | 27 February, 2016 at 18:30

All across Europe, thousands of people rally in support of refugee rights. The MSF-Greenpeace team echoed their call from Lesbos. Come on Europe, provide #‎safepassage now.

Lesbos: it is not a game

Video | 2 February, 2016 at 18:30

Médecins Sans Frontières and Greenpeace boat crews rescue Afghan refugees from a sinking boat off the coast of Lesbos, highlighting the urgent need for safe passage.

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