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.

 
Lesbos and Samos Oct2019
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Evacuation of squalid Greek camps more urgent than ever over COVID-19 fears

Press Release 12 Mar 2020
 
Lesbos and Samos Oct2019
Greece

Greece, the ‘shield’ of Europe, and EU leaders push migrants into danger

Project Update 11 Mar 2020
 
Living conditions on Samos
Greece

EU must address migration emergency as Greek islands reach breaking point

Statement 4 Mar 2020
 
Rotation 7 - Quarantine of Ocean Viking
Mediterranean migration

Ocean Viking arbitrarily quarantined by Italian authorities over COVID-19 fears

Project Update 28 Feb 2020
 
Mobile clinic for migrants in Paris
France

Left out in the cold: MSF provides emergency beds for teenage migrants

Project Update 19 Feb 2020
 
Ocean Viking - Rotation 5
Mediterranean migration

Refugees trapped in Libya: Nowhere to go but the sea

Voices from the Field 15 Jan 2020
 
Lesbos and Samos Oct2019
Greece

European leaders: Stop punishing asylum seekers on the Greek islands

Open Letter 27 Nov 2019
 
Ocean Viking - Rotation 4, Rescue 3
Mediterranean migration

Survivors disembark in Italy amidst deadly week in the Mediterranean

Press Release 25 Nov 2019
 
Ocean Viking - Rotation 3 - Rescue 3
Mediterranean migration

European leaders must urgently allow disembarkation of 104 survivors

Press Release 28 Oct 2019
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