Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Libya remains fragmented by conflict and fighting continues in several parts of the country. The breakdown of law and order, the economic collapse and the existence of three governments has had a severe impact on the healthcare system.

Almost all the men, women and children who attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea have passed through Libya.

Teams who worked on search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean heard accounts of the alarming levels of violence and exploitation people experienced in Libya at the hands of security forces, militias, smuggling networks, and criminal gangs.
We run mobile clinics in migrant detention centres located in and around Tripoli.

Medical complaints are mostly related to appalling conditions inside the dangerously overcrowded detention centres: lice, scabies and flees are rife and significant numbers of detainees suffer from nutritional deficiencies and the lack of safe drinking water.

 
Migrants and refugees in Zintan and Gharyan detention centres in Libya
Photo Story

Out of sight, out of mind: refugees in Libya's detention centres

12 Jul 2019
Photo Story
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

“Healthwise, it was a disaster” in Libya’s Zintan and Gharyan detention centres

Project Update 21 Jun 2019
 
Diplomatic Stand Off Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean migration

European policies continue to claim lives on the Mediterranean Sea

Press Release 12 Jun 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

More than medicine: A look at mental health needs in detention

Voices from the Field 9 May 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Time running out for evacuations of trapped refugees in Tripoli amid shooting

Press Release 26 Apr 2019
 
المهاجرون محتجزون في طرابلس
Libya

Detained refugees trapped, Libyan families flee, as fighting worsens in Tripoli

Project Update 17 Apr 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Trapped refugees must be released and granted safety from Tripoli fighting

Project Update 11 Apr 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Migrants in Libya: “We were able to make their time in that horrible place slightly better.”

Voices from the Field 2 Apr 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Alarming rates of malnutrition and inhumane conditions in Tripoli detention centre

Press Release 20 Mar 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

MSF calls out French President Macron over hypocritical migration policies

Open Letter 15 Mar 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Refugees returned to overcrowded Libyan detention centres

Project Update 23 Jan 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Open letter to the UN on the fate of refugees trapped in dangerous Libya

Open Letter 10 Dec 2018