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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 reach 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 is saving the lives of people trying to cross the central Mediterranean Sea with our own search and rescue vessel, Geo Barents. We also provide assistance to people held in Libyan detention centres and those arriving in Europe.

Webclip - 3 Things to Know: Impact of Migration Policies (EN)

Webclip - 3 Things to Know: Impact of Migration Policies

3 things to know - the impact of migration policies

The EU's migration policies are having a direct impact across the Mediterranean Sea, while people are trying to flee dangerous conditions in Libya. Here are three ways that the EU's policies on migration impact on the lives of people trying to seek safety.

Rotation 33 - Rescue 1
Mediterranean migration

European Commission must scrutinise Italian law restricting rescues at sea

Press Release 13 Jul 2023
Rotation 32 - Rescue 1

EU migration policies are once again killing people as they search for safety

Press Release 30 Jun 2023
Rotation 28 - Rescue 1
Mediterranean migration

The EU must not be complicit in the loss of lives at sea and in rights violations at Europe’s borders

Press Release 16 Jun 2023
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Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

EU leaders continue to push through deadly policies for migrants

Project Update 12 May 2023
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Mediterranean migration

Appeal lodged against illegitimate detention of MSF rescue ship

Press Release 7 Mar 2023
General - Tales of Women at Sea
International Women's Day

Tales of women at sea

Voices from the Field 7 Mar 2023
Rotation 12 - Rescues 1
Mediterranean migration

New decree obstructs lifesaving efforts at sea and will cause more deaths

Statement 5 Jan 2023
Rotation 19 - Rescue 4
Mediterranean migration

All survivors disembarked to safety after illegal delay at Catania port

Press Release 11 Nov 2022
Rotation 19 - Rescue 2
Mediterranean migration

Over 500 survivors on board the Geo Barents urgently need a port of safety

Project Update 2 Nov 2022
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