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.

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Migrant Route Augusta Italy 2014

Government must not betray its commitment to continue saving refugees at sea

Press Release 17 Oct 2014
Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees mainly from Eritrea and Gambia land a few hours after being rescued from the sea.

Italy and the EU must not abandon refugees at sea

Press Release 1 Oct 2014
A "medical home" in Milan for the homeless

An MSF “medical home” for the homeless in Milan

Project Update 13 Mar 2014
Journal article

Reaching out to the forgotten: providing access to medical care for the homeless in Italy

5 Feb 2014
Journal article

MSF calls for temporary closure and evacuation of migrants centre in Lampedusa

Press Release 20 Dec 2013
Project Update

EU member states must recognise human cost of repressive migration policies

Press Release 9 Oct 2013
Homeless in Milan

MSF provides care to homeless people in Milan

Project Update 8 Mar 2013

MSF fights against neglected diseases among migrants

Voices from the Field 9 Aug 2012

Another tragedy in Italian seas after escape from Libyan war to Lampedusa

Project Update 8 Aug 2011