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.

 
Tripoli damaged building
Libya

Evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya is urgently needed

Press Release 7 Sep 2018
 
Libya: detention centres in Tripoli
Libya

Conflict in Tripoli puts lives in danger, demonstrating that Libya is not a place of safety

Press Release 31 Aug 2018
 
New Balkan migration route through Bosnia
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Push-backs, violence and inadequate conditions at the Balkan route’s new frontier

Project Update 17 Aug 2018
 
Aquarius 10 August 2018
Mediterranean migration

Aquarius calls on European governments to assign place of safety after rescues on Mediterranean

Press Release 15 Aug 2018
 
Aquarius August 2018
Mediterranean migration

MSF welcomes place of safety in Malta after rescues on Mediterranean

Statement 15 Aug 2018
 
Sentier du pas de la mort
France

Violations of migrants’ rights at the France-Italy border

Project Update 2 Aug 2018
 
Rescue on MV Aquarius - June 2016
Mediterranean migration

Aquarius returns to Central Mediterranean: humanitarian assistance at sea desperately needed

Press Release 1 Aug 2018
 
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Libya

Stop arbitrary detention of refugees and migrants disembarked in Libya

Statement 25 Jul 2018
 
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Trapped in Moria

19 Jul 2018
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