Photograph by Adam Ferguson
A mix of Greeks and immigrants wait outside the non-government organization Medicins Du Monde (Doctors of the World) clinic for treatment in Athens, Greece.
More than 62,000 asylum seekers and refugees have arrived in Greece over the last three years, creating added urgency to integrate immigrants into society and build inclusive health systems.
Non-governmental organizations like Medicins Du Monde play a major role in delivering vaccines and other essential health services to refugees in Greece. Yet, vaccines and medicines are only a small part of what's needed. Refugees often face brutal living conditions, including lacking food or shelter, which put them at high risk for a number of illnesses - ranging from skin infections, to psychosocial disorders, to complications in pregnancy. As long as they are marginalized, these problems will continue.