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.

 
Aquarius: denouncing and activity
Mediterranean migration

Aquarius forced to end operations as Europe condemns people to drown

Press Release 6 Dec 2018
 
Aquarius__People leaving for Maltese boat
Mediterranean migration

Spanish fishing boat blocked by EU authorities highlights search and rescue crisis

Press Release 29 Nov 2018
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

Over 80 refugees and migrants forcibly disembarked in Misrata after 10-day standoff

Statement 23 Nov 2018
 
Aquarius leaves Valencia to SAR
Mediterranean migration

Sinister attacks by Italian authorities on lifesaving search and rescue in the Mediterranean

Statement 20 Nov 2018
 
Aquarius: denouncing and activity
Mediterranean migration

Italian government pressures Panama to stop Aquarius rescues on world's deadliest maritime route

Press Release 23 Sep 2018
 
Trapped in Moria
Greece

Moria is in a state of emergency

Open Letter 17 Sep 2018
 
Trapped in Moria
Greece

Self-harm and attempted suicides increasing for child refugees in Lesbos

Press Release 17 Sep 2018
 
Journey to Valencia Spain
Mediterranean migration

The Aquarius Aquarium

msf-crash.org 13 Sep 2018
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Mediterranean migration

Refugee Libya shipwreck survivors condemned to drown at sea or face arbitrary detention

Project Update 10 Sep 2018
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