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.

MSF SAR mission 2021 I R2 I Preparation
Mediterranean migration

MSF requests the revocation of the Geo Barents’ detention

Open Letter 23 Jul 2021
Geo Barents detention
Mediterranean migration

MSF is determined to return to sea to save lives after Geo Barents detained in Italy

Press Release 4 Jul 2021
msf activities in Lampedusa
Mediterranean migration

Seven people dead and 10 missing in shipwreck off Italian island

Press Release 2 Jul 2021
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya

Ongoing violence against detained migrants forces MSF to suspend Tripoli detention centre activities

Press Release 22 Jun 2021
Rotation 1 Rescue 6
Mediterranean migration

Witnessing harrowing crossings onboard the Geo Barents

Voices from the Field 18 Jun 2021
EU failed containment model Report

Greece and EU must change approach to migration as scale of people’s suffering revealed

Press Release 9 Jun 2021
Samos island
Mediterranean migration

Constructing Crisis at Europe’s Border

Report 9 Jun 2021
MSF search and rescue ship Geo Barents
Mediterranean migration

MSF returns to saving lives at sea in central Mediterranean

Press Release 13 May 2021
Ocean Viking - Second Rotation, First Rescue
Mediterranean migration

Ongoing human tragedy in Mediterranean following 130 people feared dead

Statement 23 Apr 2021
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