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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 working in search and rescue in the Central Mediterranean Sea, in partnership with Sea-Watch onboard the search and rescue vessel, Sea-Watch 4. 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.

 
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Mediterranean migration

Five things to know about the Mediterranean search and rescue crisis

Project Update 16 Oct 2020
 
Testimony from Vathy Camp. Samos - July 2020
Greece

European policies of deterrence and containment degrade human life

Op-Ed 1 Oct 2020
 
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Mediterranean migration

Detainment of fifth search and rescue ship in five months condemns people to die at sea

Press Release 20 Sep 2020
 
MSF emergency clinic after Moria fire
Mediterranean migration

“Enough is enough”: Time to stop the cycle of suffering for refugees on Greek islands

Project Update 17 Sep 2020
 
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Greece

All people in Moria camp must be evacuated to safety in wake of destructive fire

Project Update 9 Sep 2020
 
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Mediterranean migration

Sea-Watch 4 is allocated a port of safety 11 days after first rescue

Interview 2 Sep 2020
 
The Sea-Watch 4 in the port of Burriana
Mediterranean migration

MSF and Sea-Watch announce collaboration to save lives at sea

Press Release 6 Aug 2020
 
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Libya

Libya: “They were shot and killed as they fled arbitrary detention”

Project Update 31 Jul 2020
 
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Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Escaping first Libya, and then coronavirus in Germany

Voices from the Field 15 Jun 2020
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