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
 
SAR activities June 2017
Mediterranean migration

MSF ends mission of search and rescue boat Prudence

Statement 5 Oct 2017
 
March 2017: Search and Rescue Operations in The Mediterranean
Mediterranean migration

MSF launches new website on search and rescue work

Voices from the Field 15 Aug 2017
 
The last frontier
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

The last frontier – migrants stuck in Italy risk all to reach France

Project Update 3 Aug 2017
 
The last frontier
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Harsh living conditions for migrants in Ventimiglia

Press Release 3 Aug 2017
 
SAR activities June 2017
Mediterranean migration

MSF committed to saving lives on Mediterranean but will not sign the Italian “Code of Conduct”

Press Release 31 Jul 2017
 
Migrants Detention Centers Libya 2016
Mediterranean migration

MSF warns EU about inhumane approach to migration management

Statement 3 Feb 2017
 
Aquarius SAR: Winter conditions and high seas
Mediterranean migration

How to stop the rising tide of death in Mediterranean

Voices from the Field 18 Jan 2017
 
Bourbon Argos Search and Rescue Operations November 2016
Mediterranean migration

10 things you need to know about the Mediterranean crisis

Project Update 2 Dec 2016