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.

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

Webclip - 3 Things to Know: Impact of Migration Policies

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.

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18 Dec 2017
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Opinion 30 Nov 2017

MSF opens day centre for unaccompanied minors in Paris

Press Release 28 Nov 2017
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"The Crossing", night portraits on the rescue boat Prudence

15 Nov 2017
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Nearly 600 people rescued but unknown number missing presumed drowned

Project Update 3 Nov 2017
SAR activities June 2017
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MSF ends mission of search and rescue boat Prudence

Statement 5 Oct 2017
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya

5 Reasons not to block migrants & refugees in Libya

Project Update 7 Sep 2017
Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
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Human Suffering: Inside Libya's migrant detention centres

1 Sep 2017
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MSF launches new website on search and rescue work

Voices from the Field 15 Aug 2017
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