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.

SAR Relaunch - Aoife testimony - ENGLISH
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"They cannot go back" - Aoife Ni Mhurchu, nurse onboard Aquarius

"Refugees cannot go back to this highly dangerous existence"

Aoife Ni Mhurchu, a nurse that worked onboard our previous search and rescue ship, Aquarius, describes the conditions she's seen while working in Libya, and the experiences of treating people who have been rescued at sea, and explains why our return to search and rescue activities onboard new boat Ocean Viking is desperately needed.

 
MSF medical activities on board
Mediterranean migration

“He just kept running, despite the wound and the bleeding”

Voices from the Field 22 Aug 2019
 
Ocean Viking First Rescue - August 9
Mediterranean migration

On board the Ocean Viking: “We feel humbled by their courage”

Voices from the Field 19 Aug 2019
 
Ocean Viking First Rescue - August 9
Mediterranean migration

Place of safety needed for 356 people rescued in Central Mediterranean

Press Release 13 Aug 2019
 
Aquarius__People leaving for Maltese boat
Mediterranean migration

Europe must act now to end preventable deaths in Libya and at sea

Op-Ed 6 Aug 2019
 
Trapped in Moria
Mediterranean migration

Libya shipwreck: “There are no words to describe their suffering”

Voices from the Field 26 Jul 2019
 
Airstrike Detention Center - Tajoura
Libya

“A night in which our worst fears would come to pass”

Voices from the Field 23 Jul 2019
 
Press Conference SAR relauch, Paris
Mediterranean migration

MSF resumes search and rescue operations with Ocean Viking

Speech 22 Jul 2019
 
Ocean Viking - Search and Rescue Activities New Ship
Mediterranean migration

MSF resumes search and rescue amid deteriorating conditions in Libya

Press Release 21 Jul 2019
 
Diplomatic Stand Off Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean migration

European policies continue to claim lives on the Mediterranean Sea

Press Release 12 Jun 2019
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