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.

 
Trapped in Moria
Greece

Confinement, violence and chaos: How a European refugee camp is traumatising people on Lesbos

Project Update 18 Jul 2018
 
Aquarius SAR: Winter conditions and high seas
Mediterranean migration

Drowning skyrockets as European governments block humanitarian assistance on Central Mediterranean

Press Release 12 Jul 2018
 
Rubber boat is waiting for a rescue
Mediterranean migration

Humanitarian reasons versus political interests

msf-crash.org 11 Jul 2018
 
Rubber boat is waiting for a rescue
Mediterranean migration

NGOs are not in collusion with smugglers

msf-crash.org 10 Jul 2018
 
Aquarius leaves Valencia to SAR
Mediterranean migration

European government policies condemn people to be locked up in Libya or drown at sea

Press Release 29 Jun 2018
 
MSF Doctor David Beversluis - Spokesperson
Mediterranean migration

Over 600 rescued people adrift in Europe’s political limbo

Voices from the Field 17 Jun 2018
 
Aquarius Disembarking at Valencia Port Spain
Mediterranean migration

European governments must put people’s lives before politics

Press Release 17 Jun 2018
 
Diplomatic Stand Off Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean migration

MSF urges immediate disembarkation of 629 people on board Aquarius at nearest port of safety

Press Release 12 Jun 2018
 
Aquarius Miracle
Mediterranean migration

A healthy baby boy called Miracle born on the Aquarius

Voices from the Field 27 May 2018
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