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.

 
99 Survivors Rescued Sinking in Mediterranean Sea - Many Presumed Drowned
Mediterranean migration

99 survivors rescued from sinking dinghy but many presumed drowned

Press Release 28 Jan 2018
 
Tondo project in Philippines
Photo Story

A year in pictures 2017

18 Dec 2017
Photo Story
 
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Libya

When France becomes accomplice to the very crimes it condemns

Opinion 30 Nov 2017
 
France

MSF opens day centre for unaccompanied minors in Paris

Press Release 28 Nov 2017
 
The Crossing 01
Photo Story

"The Crossing", night portraits on the rescue boat Prudence

15 Nov 2017
Photo Story
 
First rescue seen from rhib 2
Mediterranean migration

Nearly 600 people rescued but unknown number missing presumed drowned

Project Update 3 Nov 2017
 
SAR activities June 2017
Mediterranean migration

MSF ends mission of search and rescue boat Prudence

Statement 5 Oct 2017
 
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
Libya

5 Reasons not to block migrants & refugees in Libya

Project Update 7 Sep 2017
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7 May 2018