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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

“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
Emergency Medical Aid in Samos

Asylum seekers in Greece report being beaten, strip-searched and sent back to sea

Press Release 2 Nov 2023
Hepatitis E cases in Al-Tanideba, Sudan
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

MSF statement in response to the EU “Crisis Regulation”

Statement 6 Oct 2023
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Mediterranean migration

European Commission must scrutinise Italian law restricting rescues at sea

Press Release 13 Jul 2023
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EU migration policies are once again killing people as they search for safety

Press Release 30 Jun 2023
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Mediterranean migration

The EU must not be complicit in the loss of lives at sea and in rights violations at Europe’s borders

Press Release 16 Jun 2023
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Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

EU leaders continue to push through deadly policies for migrants

Project Update 12 May 2023
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