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
 
Aquarius SAR: Winter conditions and high seas
Mediterranean migration

MSF Response to European Council's "Malta Declaration" on Migration

Statement 4 Feb 2017
 
Migrants Detention Centers Libya 2016
Mediterranean migration

MSF warns EU about inhumane approach to migration management

Statement 3 Feb 2017
 
Aquarius SAR: Winter conditions and high seas
Mediterranean migration

How to stop the rising tide of death in Mediterranean

Voices from the Field 18 Jan 2017
 
Libya

Providing healthcare to detained refugees and migrants

Project Update 14 Dec 2016
 
Bourbon Argos Search and Rescue Operations November 2016
Mediterranean migration

10 things you need to know about the Mediterranean crisis

Project Update 2 Dec 2016
 
25 People Found Dead & 246 Rescued By MSF
Mediterranean migration

29 people found dead by MSF search and rescue ship Bourbon Argos

Press Release 26 Oct 2016
 
No respite from violence for refugees in Calais
France

Migrants fears pile up as pressure on Jungle camp builds

Project Update 19 Sep 2016
 
Al Marj Hospital, Libya
Libya

Strengthening quality of care in a health system destabilized by years of conflict

Project Update 16 Sep 2016
 
22 people lost their lives at sea and 209 rescued
Mediterranean migration

MSF doctor recounts finding deaths at sea

Voices from the Field 25 Jul 2016
 
Migrants Detention Centers Libya 2016
Photo Story

Trapped in transit - refugees, migrants and asylum seekers locked up in Libya

22 Jul 2016
Photo Story
 
Zwara, Libya
Libya

Zuwara is peaceful, but health is a major concern

Voices from the Field 27 May 2016