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.

 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Trapped refugees must be released and granted safety from Tripoli fighting

Project Update 11 Apr 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Migrants in Libya: “We were able to make their time in that horrible place slightly better.”

Voices from the Field 2 Apr 2019
 
Samos - March 2019
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

EU-Turkey deal continues cycle of containment and despair

Press Release 18 Mar 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

MSF calls out French President Macron over hypocritical migration policies

Open Letter 15 Mar 2019
 
A place to stay - Passerelle project
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Nine countries and 7,000km; Asad’s journey from Somalia to Europe

Voices from the Field 6 Feb 2019
 
Rest before the new journey
France

Migrants trapped in relentless cycle of rejection on French-Spanish border

Project Update 6 Feb 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Refugees returned to overcrowded Libyan detention centres

Project Update 23 Jan 2019
 
MMR Vaccination in Chios, Greece
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

"Migration is not a crime. Saving lives is not a crime"

Speech 11 Dec 2018
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Open letter to the UN on the fate of refugees trapped in dangerous Libya

Open Letter 10 Dec 2018
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