Double Delegate

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Tackling the Barrier in Health Security: Refugee Health Crisis in Greece

Experienced a tidal wave of refugees in 2015 as a consequence of conflicting Middle Eastern Countries, Greece has a long history of hosting refugees. Between 10.000 and 20.000 asylum seekers were unable to leave Greece and were forced to live in refugee camps, where they were trapped and compelled to live in deplorable economic and health conditions. The Greek government has limited resources, and the response of its plea for assistance to more affluent European countries has been disappointing. This situation necessitates international attention in order to meet the health needs of refugees in Greece.