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.

In 2018
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Europe must accept the boat people fleeing Libya

Press Release 19 May 2011

MSF expands operations in response to growing needs in Libya

Project Update 18 May 2011

MSF carries out second boat evacuation from Misrata, Libya, with 64 war-wounded onboard

Press Release 16 Apr 2011

Frontline: In Libya, Working to meet the greatest medical needs

Project Update 11 Apr 2011

MSF evacuates over 70 war-wounded by boat from Misrata

Press Release 4 Apr 2011

MSF reiterates its calls for urgent unhindered access to the wounded

Statement 1 Apr 2011

MSF returns to Benghazi

Project Update 26 Mar 2011

Normal health needs clearly go on despite the war in Libya

Voices from the Field 23 Mar 2011
War and conflict

Support to health facilities in the Middle East and North Africa

Project Update 23 Mar 2011

Even less access to those trapped in the fighting in Libya

Project Update 16 Mar 2011

MSF extremely concerned with plight of wounded; calls for unhindered access to medical care

Press Release 12 Mar 2011

Medical supply lifeline from Benghazi to the west

Project Update 10 Mar 2011