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The situation on the Greek Islands is only getting worse.

During my visit to Samos and Lesbos, I witnessed the human suffering that European policies are producing on vulnerable people.

The extent of this emergency is unacceptable.

My message to European leaders today:
After hearing that more than a quarter of our child patients are inflicting themselves self-harm, that they are losing appetite, willingness to play, I wonder how you, European leaders, can continue to tolerate and perpetrate that.
One woman, a kid and a 9-month-old baby have died only in the last three months for the unsafe and appalling conditions in Moria and the lack of adequate care.

They were looking for safety in Europe, they found death in a European reception center.
Rather than acknowledging the human cost of this approach, you continue to call for a more forceful implementation of the #EUTurkey deal or even consider more brutal measures which create immeasurable harm.
As a medical doctor representing @MSF, a humanitarian organisation, I am outraged to see how you have justified and normalised the suffering of thousands.

Their suffering is NOT an acceptable price to pay to keep as many people as possible out of Europe.

Stop this madness.
At @MSF, we refuse to accept this blatant dehumanization as normal.

This needs to stop: you need to immediately end the policy that is trapping thousands of people on the #GreekIslands in such desperate conditions.
Stop the deliberate collective punishment of people in search of safety in Europe.

Evacuate the most vulnerable people to safe accommodation in other European states now.

Break, once and for all, the cycle of suffering on the Greek islands.
My full letter can be read here: msf.org/european-leade…
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