MSF team at disembarkation in Vibo Valencia
Italy continues to be the main landing point for migrants and refugees coming to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian authorities have not developed an adequate reception system to respond to their specific humanitarian needs.

We provide mental healthcare across multiple reception centres in Sicily’s Trapani province, where a team of cultural mediators and psychologists screen asylum seekers for psychological vulnerabilities and provide care to those in need.

For migrants in transit along Italy's borders with France, Switzerland, and Slovenia, we provide medical care, shelter, psychological care, food and other essential items.

In Rome, in collaboration with Italian NGOs Medici Contro la Tortura (Doctors against Torture) and Association for Law Studies on Migration (ASGI), we run a rehabilitation centre for torture survivors.

Survivors are treated using a range of approaches, including medical and psychological care, and physiotherapy.

In 2018
 
Dr. Claudia Lodesani
Italy

COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges to well-developed healthcare systems

Interview 31 Mar 2020
 
MSF starts COVID-19 coronavirus activities in France
Coronavirus disease COVID-19

MSF steps up COVID-19 response in Europe

Press Release 30 Mar 2020
 
Codogno Hospital, Lodi Province
Coronavirus disease COVID-19

“Our priority is to protect hospital staff” where COVID-19 began in Italy

Project Update 20 Mar 2020
 
Respirator Masks
Coronavirus disease COVID-19

Help and solidarity needed in Europe to protect medical staff from COVID-19

Press Release 16 Mar 2020
 
TB Day Yerevan 24 march 2013
Coronavirus disease COVID-19

MSF starts COVID-19 response activities in four northern Italian hospitals

Press Release 12 Mar 2020
 
Rotation 7 - Quarantine of Ocean Viking
Mediterranean migration

Ocean Viking arbitrarily quarantined by Italian authorities over COVID-19 fears

Project Update 28 Feb 2020
 
Ocean Viking First Rescue - August 9
Mediterranean migration

Place of safety needed for 356 people rescued in Central Mediterranean

Press Release 13 Aug 2019
 
Aquarius: denouncing and activity
Mediterranean migration

Aquarius forced to end operations as Europe condemns people to drown

Press Release 6 Dec 2018
 
Aquarius leaves Valencia to SAR
Mediterranean migration

Sinister attacks by Italian authorities on lifesaving search and rescue in the Mediterranean

Statement 20 Nov 2018