September 20, 2019

"During August, we experienced an extremely high influx of refugee arrivals to Lesvos Island. Despite the slight decline this month, our new arrival area is still incredibly busy. Greek staff were not prepared for this critical situation, and are struggling to manage....

*Disclaimer: this account includes descriptions of injuries and police violence, which may be distressing for some readers.

It has been almost four years since my very first humanitarian medical expedition to Lesvos, and the haunting images I faced there will not lay to...

April 23, 2019

Since September 2018, Kitrinos Healthcare has been working seven days per week in Camp Moria, the largest and most notorious camp on the island of Lesvos. We are the only medical actors operating on weekends in both Moria and Kara Tepe refugee camps, so Saturdays and S...

February 15, 2019

*Disclaimer: text may be upsetting for some readers

Having worked with Kitrinos Healthcare in 2017 in Thessaloniki, in January of this year I returned as a volunteer GP to work in Moria Camp on the island of Lesbos. In 2017, the refugees were mainly from Syria, includin...

February 1, 2019

*Content Warning: Please note that this text includes mentions of torture and rape, which may be distressing for some readers. 

It is the end of a long day in the Kitrinos clinic, and I am tired. A family bring a two year old to the clinic who is unwell and breathing fa...

January 1, 2019

Dear friend,

Over the past three months, our volunteers have been hard at work in Camp Moria on the island of Lesvos, providing vital healthcare services and support to refugees in need. Over 5,000 people have come to our clinic between October and December to ask for h...

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