MSF closed its projects in Bulgaria in 2015.
Activities 2014 International Activity Report
The Bulgarian government was underprepared for the surge of new arrivals and although makeshift camps were set up, the provision of food, shelter, and medical and psychological care was inadequate. People were sleeping in unheated tents, and up to 50 individuals were sharing one toilet.
During the 2013-14 winter, after seeing the terrible living conditions in reception centres, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started working in those worst affected: Vrezdevna and Voenna Rampa centres in Sofia, and also in the Harmanli camp close to the Turkish and Greek borders. MSF teams provided medical, antenatal and psychological care, distributed aid and made improvements to buildings and facilities. Over 5,500 outpatient consultations were carried out.
Year MSF first worked in the country: 1981.
|Relief kits distributed||800|
|No. staff in 2014||16|
|2014 Expenditure||€0.5 million|
Figures from 2014 International Activity Report
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