At least one person has been diagnosed with hepatitis A in the camp of Idomeni in northern Greece. The disease spreads through contaminated water and food.
The failure of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to provide migrants with adequate shelter and food is promoting infectious diseases in other camps in Cherso and Nea Kavala.
“Representatives of the Finnish Red Cross say the camp conditions are dismal.
“It has been raining for several days here and the second camp has been reduced to mud. Most of the tents don’t have a floor. Hygiene conditions are poor and the risk of epidemic is very high,” says Tiiina Saarikoski, a health care advisor currently in Greece with the Finnish Red Cross.