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
Mediterranean MSF Search and Rescue Boat Preparations
Mediterranean migration

MSF reinforces its search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean

Project Update 9 May 2015
Boats from migrants arrival at Pozzallo Italy
Mediterranean migration

Seeing families, children, and babies coming off the boats

Voices from the Field 24 Apr 2015
Mediterranean migration

MSF calls for large scale search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean

Press Release 20 Apr 2015
Migrant Route Augusta Italy 2014

MSF assists migrants and asylum seekers rescued off Sicily

Project Update 4 Mar 2015
Stefano Di Carlo
Mediterranean migration

Interview with Stefano Di Carlo, MSF Italy Head of Mission

Voices from the Field 11 Feb 2015
Migrant Route Augusta Italy 2014
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

MSF calls on European Union to take its responsibility to stop putting migrants’ lives at risk

Press Release 11 Feb 2015
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