Field Team

Due to changes in the political situation in Greece, the focus of our help has changed from acute care of boat refugees on the coasts in Greece to more structural and prolonged help in the (overcrowded) refugee camps. The Field Team is active on Lesbos, Samos and in Athens and Idomeni.

Medical Team

Boat Refugee Foundation is working together with UNHCR, Doctors without Borders and Doctors of the World for our medical mission on Lesbos and Samos. Knowledge, skills and efforts are combined wherever possible. We have medical posts in camps and hotspots.


The Search and Rescue Team is active on Lesbos. There is close cooperation with the Greek coast guard, UNHCR and Spanish lifeguards. The team of trained voluntary professionals comes into action with two fast rescue boats in case of drownings, and guards the boats safely to the shore.