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Parliamentary questions
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13 November 2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Antony Hook
 Subject: Physical and mental health condition of asylum seekers in Moria

The living conditions of asylum seekers in Moria camp in Greece represents one of the most serious humanitarian crises on EU territory. The introduction of the EU-Turkey Statement in 2016 has not brought any real improvement in terms of detainees’ physical and mental health. Around 10 000 people are still awaiting primary medical screening.

Psychological assistance is severely lacking. This year, 20 % of adult detainees with mental health problems attempted to commit suicide, while among children the number is as high as 25 %. Children with complex medical cases lack adequate treatment. In the absence of an integrated approach, access to medical treatment is heavily reliant on voluntary organisations.

Does the Commission plan to undertake a thorough vulnerability assessment of the situation in Moria?

To what extent are the detainment conditions of asylum seekers in hotspots compatible with the EU asylum acquis and EU human rights standards?

What incentives can the Commission offer to encourage Member States to speed up the relocation of unaccompanied children?

Last updated: 3 December 2019Legal notice