On November 17, Doctors Without Borders reported through their official Twitter account that a 9 month old baby had died due to severe dehydration in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
The organisation has blamed the “horrific living conditions and lack of adequate care” as the leading cause of child deaths such as these in refugee camps across Greece and Europe.
Expressing their sadness for the tragic loss of life, the non-profit organisation followed up on this report stating that there are estimated to be 15,000 people currently trapped in Moria, with 5,000 of those being minors.
Operating since 1971, the international humanitarian medical organisation brings medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict. In 2018, Doctors Without Borders conducted 26,500 outpatient consultations in Greece, as well as 7,440 individual mental health consultations.