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.

MSF teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

In 2019
 
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
 
SAR activities June 2017
Mediterranean migration

MSF ends mission of search and rescue boat Prudence

Statement 5 Oct 2017
 
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Libya

5 Reasons not to block migrants & refugees in Libya

Project Update 7 Sep 2017
 
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Libya

European governments are feeding the business of suffering

Open Letter 6 Sep 2017
 
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Libya

MSF International President to speak on Libya detention centres

Project Update 5 Sep 2017
 
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Photo Story

Human Suffering: Inside Libya's migrant detention centres

1 Sep 2017
Photo Story
 
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Libya

Arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants must stop

Press Release 1 Sep 2017
 
Libya: detention centres in Tripoli
Libya

Providing assistance to migrants and refugees

Voices from the Field 23 Jun 2017
 
Libya

MSF accuses Libyan coastguard of endangering people’s lives during Mediterranean rescue

Statement 24 May 2017
 
Libya: detention centres in Tripoli
Libya

MSF continues to provide medical care to migrants and refugees detained in Tripoli

Project Update 19 May 2017
 
From Misrata to Tripoli
Libya

From Misrata to Tripoli, a first-hand account from Dr Tankred Stoebe

Voices from the Field 24 Apr 2017