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.

 
India

MSF response to India floods emergency

Project Update 8 Aug 2005
 
Italy

Helping desperate immigrants

Project Update 18 Aug 2004
 
Italy

MSF expands activities in 'Hotel Africa', Rome

Project Update 28 Nov 2003
 
Italy

Refugee deaths at Lampedusa highlight grave political failures

Press Release 23 Oct 2003
 
Sudan

Hundreds of Sudanese live in 'Hotel Africa', Italy - a derelict railway station in the centre of Rome

Press Release 20 Oct 2003
 
Italy

MSF opens reception centre for asylum seekers in Lampedusa

Project Update 19 Sep 2002