Rotation 1 Rescue 6

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.

SAR activities June 2017
Mediterranean migration

MSF statement on being summoned to prelimanry hearing in trapani court

Statement 20 May 2022
Rotation 11 - Rescues 1 & 2
Mediterranean migration

After seven rescues from the central Mediterranean, 470 people need a place of safety

Project Update 16 May 2022
Geo Barents - Rotation 9 - Rescue 1
Mediterranean migration

Over 100 deaths at sea in one week as European States look away

Press Release 6 Apr 2022
Rotation 8 Rescue 2
Mediterranean migration

Survivors of “most difficult rescue” need immediate place of safety

Project Update 11 Mar 2022
"We sit, we wait and we're scared": migrants' communities in Libya through the eyes of photographer Ricardo García Villanova
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Italy-Libya agreement: Five years of EU-sponsored abuse in Libya and the central Mediterranean

Project Update 2 Feb 2022
Rescue 2 - Rotation 7
Mediterranean migration

Hundreds of people require port of safety after multiple rescues from Central Mediterranean

Project Update 25 Jan 2022
Story of a Syrian family on board
Mediterranean migration

The father who faced the sea so his sons might go to school

Voices from the Field 26 Nov 2021
Rescue 3 - Rotation 5
Mediterranean migration

Ten more lives lost on the world’s deadliest migration route

Press Release 17 Nov 2021
Rescue 1 - Rotation 4
Mediterranean migration

Search and rescue: “They describe Libya as hell”

Voices from the Field 31 Oct 2021
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