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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.

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Mediterranean migration

Charges in case against rescues at sea dropped in Italy

Press Release 19 Apr 2024
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Mediterranean migration

MSF rescue ship detained in Italy following threats by Libyan Coast Guard

Press Release 22 Mar 2024
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Mediterranean migration

EU-sponsored shameful abuse in the Central Mediterranean must end

Press Release 20 Mar 2024
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Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

EU policies promote violence by denying safety and protection to refugees and migrants

Press Release 21 Feb 2024
Militarised Polish-Belarus border Kozie Borki natural park
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Death, despair and destitution: The human costs of the EU’s migration policies

Report 20 Feb 2024
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Mediterranean migration

MSF calls on EU Parliament and EU Member States to prioritise safety of people seeking sanctuary

Open Letter 12 Dec 2023
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Mediterranean migration

“No one came to our rescue”: The human costs of European migration policies in the Central Mediterranean

Report 22 Nov 2023
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Mediterranean migration

EU member states must reverse deadly inaction on Central Mediterranean migration

Press Release 22 Nov 2023
Emergency Medical Aid (EMA) for new arrivals in Samos, Greece

In plain sight: the human cost of migration policies and violent practices at Greek sea borders

Report 2 Nov 2023
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