Trapped in Danger
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.

Between March and June 2020, we responded to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

In 2019
 
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Mediterranean migration

Five things to know about the Mediterranean search and rescue crisis

Project Update 16 Oct 2020
 
Trapped in Danger
Libya

Libya: “They were shot and killed as they fled arbitrary detention”

Project Update 31 Jul 2020
 
Libya: Crisis Within a Crisis
Photo Story

Conflict and COVID-19 adds up to a crisis within a crisis in Libya

2 Jun 2020
Photo Story
 
Trapped in Danger
Libya

Arbitrary detention in Libya must end as asylum seeker dies in detention centre fire

Press Release 2 Mar 2020
 
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Mediterranean migration

Refugees trapped in Libya: Nowhere to go but the sea

Voices from the Field 15 Jan 2020
 
Trapped in Danger
Photo Story

Trading in suffering: detention, exploitation and abuse in Libya

23 Dec 2019
Photo Story
 
Ocean Viking - Rotation 3 - Rescue 3
Mediterranean migration

European leaders must urgently allow disembarkation of 104 survivors

Press Release 28 Oct 2019
 
Migrants and refugees in Zintan and Gharyan detention centres in Libya
Libya

Closure of detention centre exposes migrants and refugees to even worse conditions

Press Release 17 Oct 2019
 
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Mediterranean migration

Ocean Viking survivors to disembark in Lampedusa six days after the first survivors were rescued at sea

Press Release 14 Sep 2019
 
Message from Ocean Viking
Mediterranean migration

Ocean Viking rescue survivors finally offered place of safety

Press Release 23 Aug 2019
 
MSF medical activities on board
Mediterranean migration

“He just kept running, despite the wound and the bleeding”

Voices from the Field 22 Aug 2019
 
Ocean Viking First Rescue - August 9
Mediterranean migration

On board the Ocean Viking: “We feel humbled by their courage”

Voices from the Field 19 Aug 2019