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Doctors Without Frontiers: Greece Should Stop Evictions of Vulnerable Refugees

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A man looks at Afghan migrant children playing on a central square of Athens, on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Some migrants, whose asylum application has been approved, arrived on the country s mainland without having a place to stay, following their arrival from Lesbos Moria camp. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

ATHENS -- Doctors Without Frontiers on Monday called on the government to stop evictions of vulnerable people and find solutions to house them by expanding the existing housing programmes, noting that refugees with serious physical and mental health issues were finding themselves homeless.

The NGO said that at least 30 patients with serious illnesses, including torture survivors, cancer patients and single mothers with chronic health problems had been either evicted or informed of their imminent eviction, and would be left on the street without any financial assistance, including women in advanced stages of pregnancy now sleeping in Victoria Square.