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.

 
MSF assistance to migrants and refugees in Libya
Libya

The dangers refugees face fleeing

Interview 14 May 2018
 
Zwara, Libya
Libya

Time running out for 800 migrants and refugees in Zuwara detention centre

Statement 4 May 2018
 
Mobile Clinic - Moria Camp
Greece

Overcrowded, dangerous and insufficient access to healthcare in Moria

Statement 4 May 2018
 
The impossibility of hope: Asylum seekers still stranded in Greece
Photo Story

"Stolen hope" – Asylum seekers still stranded in Greece

22 Mar 2018
Photo Story
 
99 Survivors Rescued Sinking in Mediterranean Sea - Many Presumed Drowned
Mediterranean migration

European governments are obstructing lifesaving rescues and returning people to unsafe Libya

Statement 21 Mar 2018
 
Living Conditions in Lesbos, Greece
Turkey

Two years on, deal continues to fail thousands of people seeking asylum

Statement 16 Mar 2018
 
Living Conditions in Lesbos, Greece
Greece

MSF activity update – March 2018

Project Update 16 Mar 2018
 
Borgo Mezzanone, the“Pista” ghetto
Italy

Migrants and refugees on the margins of society

Report 8 Feb 2018
 
Return of a rescue on the RHIB 1
Mediterranean migration

Medical care for refugees and migrants along Central Mediterranean route

Voices from the Field 29 Jan 2018
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