Rescue of a third rubber boat on Wednesday, November 1st.

Mediterranean migration

Every year, thousands of people fleeing war, persecution and poverty at home attempt the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean. Countless lives are lost on the way.

Closing safe and legal options for people to each Europe pushes them further into people smugglers' networks. In Libya, the detention of migrants and refugees is a thriving enterprise of kidnapping and extortion.

MSF works in Search and Rescue, and provides assistance to people in Libyan detention centres and those arriving in Europe.

 
Aquarius SAR: Winter conditions and high seas
Mediterranean migration

Drowning skyrockets as European governments block humanitarian assistance on Central Mediterranean

Press Release 12 Jul 2018
 
Aquarius leaves Valencia to SAR
Mediterranean migration

European government policies condemn people to be locked up in Libya or drown at sea

Press Release 29 Jun 2018
 
MSF Doctor David Beversluis - Spokesperson
Mediterranean migration

Over 600 rescued people adrift in Europe’s political limbo

Voices from the Field 17 Jun 2018
 
Aquarius Disembarking at Valencia Port Spain
Mediterranean migration

European governments must put people’s lives before politics

Press Release 17 Jun 2018
 
Diplomatic Stand Off Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean migration

MSF urges immediate disembarkation of 629 people on board Aquarius at nearest port of safety

Press Release 12 Jun 2018
 
Aquarius Miracle
Mediterranean migration

A healthy baby boy called Miracle born on the Aquarius

Voices from the Field 27 May 2018
 
MSF assistance to migrants and refugees in Libya
Libya

The dangers refugees face fleeing

Interview 14 May 2018
 
Zwara, Libya
Libya

Time running out for 800 migrants and refugees in Zuwara detention centre

Statement 4 May 2018
 
99 Survivors Rescued Sinking in Mediterranean Sea - Many Presumed Drowned
Mediterranean migration

European governments are obstructing lifesaving rescues and returning people to unsafe Libya

Statement 21 Mar 2018
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