From Kathimerini: Aid workers and NGOs have said that the number of suicide attempts and cases of depression among people living in ‘hotspots’ on the Greek islands is increasing.
At the ‘hotspots’ on Greece’s islands, thousands of people continue to be stranded, unable to go to the Greek mainland.
Aid workers said that refugees and migrants have been living on the islands in substandard conditions for many months and there have been a significant increase in suicide attempts and cases of depression.
In January alone, medical staff from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said there were 12 suicide attempts and 6 cases of migrants inflicting self-harm just on the island of Samos, where there are just 936 refugees and migrants.
Meanwhile, the number of migrants in reception centers on Lesvos with post-traumatic stress syndrome has tripled compared to a year ago.