Approximately 62,000 asylum seekers and refugees have arrived in Greece since 2015 and are not able, or choose not to, move to another European country. While many of those now stranded in Greece intend to continue their journey to Europe, others are faced with the reality of long-term residence in the country. The Greek government and UNHCR state that they are committed to integrating asylum seekers and refugees who will be living in Greece into local society, improving self-reliance and long-term access to services and improving cohesion with the host communities.
Health services are not predominantly featured in the discussion around integration, but health and well-being are integral to new arrivals’ ability to participate in society. … Seguir leyendo »