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
 
Pozzallo Migrant Reception Centre
Mediterranean migration

Unacceptable conditions for migrants and asylum seekers in Pozzallo reception center, Italy

Press Release 20 Nov 2015
 
Phoenix' 8th rescue operation
Mediterranean migration

MSF will no longer provide emergency medical assistance and post-rescue care on the MY Phoenix

Press Release 23 Sep 2015
 
MSF psychologist Gaia Quaranta
Mediterranean migration

“We heal the invisible wounds”

Voices from the Field 16 Sep 2015
 
Provide Safe Passage
Mediterranean migration

EU: your fences kill. Provide safe and legal passage

Open Letter 11 Sep 2015
 
Mediterranean migration

Proactive search and rescue operations essential life-saver

Project Update 20 Aug 2015
 
Italy

Migration: Bourbon Argos not authorised to land 700 rescued migrants in Sicily

Press Release 17 Jul 2015
 
Italy

“I had no idea how bad it would be. The journey to Europe was worse than what I left behind in Somalia.”

Voices from the Field 2 Jul 2015
 
Mediterranean migration

From Eritrea to Mediterranean: "A Lot of Trouble"

Project Update 2 Jul 2015
 
Mediterranean migration

EU leaders orchestrating humanitarian crisis on Europe’s shores

Press Release 23 Jun 2015