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
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

MSF delivers more medicine and supplies to areas affected by violence

Project Update 8 Mar 2011

'Our key priority is to gain immediate access to the wounded in areas affected by violence within Libya'

Voices from the Field 7 Mar 2011

Aid access to violence-affected area blocked

Project Update 2 Mar 2011
Mediterranean migration

Migrants fleeing the Libya/Tunisia border

Project Update 2 Mar 2011

First evaluation of medical facilities in Benghazi

Project Update 26 Feb 2011

Urgent priority must be given to doctors and medical materials

Project Update 25 Feb 2011

MSF team in Libya trying to reach areas affected by violence

Project Update 24 Feb 2011

MSF fears for migrants forced back to Libya

Press Release 19 Nov 2009