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
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

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

Press Release 17 Jul 2015

“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
Bourbon Argos 2nd rescue, June 1, 2015
Mediterranean migration

MSF saddened by loss of life during Argos ship rescue

Statement 15 Jun 2015
Dignity I ready to bolster operations in the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean migration

MSF bolsters operations in the Mediterranean Sea

Press Release 13 Jun 2015
Psychological support in Ragusa

MSF provides psychological first aid to survivors of fatal sea crossing

Project Update 3 Jun 2015