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 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 working in Search and Rescue in the Central Mediterranean. We also provide assistance to people in Libyan detention centres and those arriving in Europe.

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

 
Ocean Viking - Kubro, Rotation 2, Standby International Waters
Mediterranean migration

Ocean Viking survivors to disembark in Lampedusa six days after the first survivors were rescued at sea

Press Release 14 Sep 2019
 
Condition of migrants in Paris
France

Unaccompanied minors, symbols of a policy of mistreatment

Report 10 Sep 2019
 
Reception, medical and administrative center in Paris for unaccompanied minors
France

Rejected and traumatised: Unaccompanied minors arriving in France

Project Update 10 Sep 2019
 
Moria Camp
Greece

Greek and EU authorities deliberately neglecting people trapped on islands

Press Release 5 Sep 2019
 
Ocean Viking First Rescue - August 9
Mediterranean migration

We are humbled by their courage: Treating psychological trauma at sea

msf.org 27 Aug 2019
 
Message from Ocean Viking
Mediterranean migration

Ocean Viking rescue survivors finally offered place of safety

Press Release 23 Aug 2019
 
MSF medical activities on board
Mediterranean migration

“He just kept running, despite the wound and the bleeding”

Voices from the Field 22 Aug 2019
 
Ocean Viking First Rescue - August 9
Mediterranean migration

On board the Ocean Viking: “We feel humbled by their courage”

Voices from the Field 19 Aug 2019
 
Ocean Viking First Rescue - August 9
Mediterranean migration

Place of safety needed for 356 people rescued in Central Mediterranean

Press Release 13 Aug 2019
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