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 Sea, in partnership with Sea-Watch onboard the search and rescue vessel, Sea-Watch 4. We also provide assistance to people in Libyan detention centres and those arriving in Europe.

Webclip - 3 Things to Know: Impact of Migration Policies (EN)

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3 things to know - the impact of migration policies

The EU's migration policies are having a direct impact across the Mediterranean Sea, while people are trying to flee dangerous conditions in Libya. Here are three ways that the EU's policies on migration impact on the lives of people trying to seek safety.

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

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

Moria is in a state of emergency

Open Letter 17 Sep 2018
Trapped in Moria

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 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
Tripoli damaged building

Evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya is urgently needed

Press Release 7 Sep 2018
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