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

After three-month siege in Libya, trauma surgery and training dominate MSF activities

Project Update 23 Jun 2011

MSF condemns any initiative that would send boat people back to Libya

Press Release 23 Jun 2011

From a rock to a hard place: The neglected victims of the conflict in Libya

Report 15 Jun 2011

MSF evacuates team from Zintan, Libya

Project Update 27 May 2011

Refugees fleeing Libya have no safe place to go

Project Update 26 May 2011
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Open letter concerning civilians fleeing Libya for Europe

Project Update 19 May 2011
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