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 aboard our search and rescue boat have 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.

 
Aquarius SAR: Winter conditions and high seas
Mediterranean migration

Drowning skyrockets as European governments block humanitarian assistance on Central Mediterranean

Press Release 12 Jul 2018
 
Aquarius leaves Valencia to SAR
Mediterranean migration

European government policies condemn people to be locked up in Libya or drown at sea

Press Release 29 Jun 2018
 
VOT project Athens
Mental health

Visible and invisible wounds – MSF treats survivors of torture

Voices from the Field 26 Jun 2018
 
Libya

Dozens of refugees and migrants wounded after trying to escape horrific captivity conditions

Press Release 25 May 2018
 
MSF assistance to migrants and refugees in Libya
Libya

The dangers refugees face fleeing

Interview 14 May 2018
 
Zwara, Libya
Libya

Time running out for 800 migrants and refugees in Zuwara detention centre

Statement 4 May 2018
 
Rubber boat is waiting for a rescue
Mediterranean migration

MSF Evacuates 39 Vulnerable People From Packed Rubber Boat

Statement 1 Apr 2018
 
99 Survivors Rescued Sinking in Mediterranean Sea - Many Presumed Drowned
Mediterranean migration

European governments are obstructing lifesaving rescues and returning people to unsafe Libya

Statement 21 Mar 2018
 
Return of a rescue on the RHIB 1
Mediterranean migration

Medical care for refugees and migrants along Central Mediterranean route

Voices from the Field 29 Jan 2018
 
Tondo project in Philippines
Photo Story

A year in pictures 2017

18 Dec 2017
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Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Libya

When France becomes accomplice to the very crimes it condemns

Opinion 30 Nov 2017
 
The Crossing 01
Photo Story

"The Crossing", night portraits on the rescue boat Prudence

15 Nov 2017
Photo Story