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

"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.

Detention Centres - Tripoli, Libya
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Human Suffering: Inside Libya's migrant detention centres

1 Sep 2017
Photo Story
March 2017: Search and Rescue Operations in The Mediterranean
Mediterranean migration

MSF launches new website on search and rescue work

Voices from the Field 15 Aug 2017
SAR activities June 2017
Mediterranean migration

Hindrance of humanitarian assistance will create a deadly gap in the Mediterranean Sea

Statement 12 Aug 2017
The last frontier
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

The last frontier – migrants stuck in Italy risk all to reach France

Project Update 3 Aug 2017
SAR activities June 2017
Mediterranean migration

MSF committed to saving lives on Mediterranean but will not sign the Italian “Code of Conduct”

Press Release 31 Jul 2017
Federica Zamatto

Everything you don’t want to know about torture

Voices from the Field 26 Jun 2017
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G7 countries must make bold commitments to humane migration policies

Press Release 25 May 2017

MSF accuses Libyan coastguard of endangering people’s lives during Mediterranean rescue

Statement 24 May 2017
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Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

One year after the EU-Turkey deal: migrants and asylum seekers are paying the price with their health

Report 14 Mar 2017
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