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.

Emergency Medical Aid (EMA) for new arrivals in Samos, Greece

Fear, beatings and forced returns for people seeking safety on Greek island of Samos

Project Update 9 Aug 2022
Rotation 13 - Rescues 1-6
Mediterranean migration

High risk of more deaths in the Mediterranean over lack of search and rescue operations

Press Release 3 Aug 2022
Rescue trainings - Rotation 4
Mediterranean migration

Left to Drown in the Southern European Border: One year of Geo Barents at sea

Report 5 Jul 2022
Rescue trainings - Rotation 4
Mediterranean migration

European policies on Mediterranean migration continue to cause suffering

Project Update 5 Jul 2022
Rotation 12 - Rescues 1
Mediterranean migration

At least 30 people feared dead after tragic rescue in the central Mediterranean

Press Release 28 Jun 2022
SAR activities June 2017
Mediterranean migration

MSF statement on being summoned to preliminary hearing in Trapani court

Statement 17 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
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