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.

 
Phoenix rescue 02 Sept 2015
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Dying to reach Europe: Insight into the desperate journeys Eritreans make to reach safety

Press Release 27 Feb 2017
 
Aquarius SAR: Winter conditions and high seas
Mediterranean migration

MSF Response to European Council's "Malta Declaration" on Migration

Statement 4 Feb 2017
 
Aquarius SAR: Winter conditions and high seas
Mediterranean migration

How to stop the rising tide of death in Mediterranean

Voices from the Field 18 Jan 2017
 
Winter Living Conditions in Belgrade, Serbia
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Thousands trapped in freezing temperatures in Greece and the Balkans

Project Update 9 Jan 2017
 
Dec 2013 - 2015: Relentless violence in Unity State, South Sudan
Photo Story

A year in pictures 2016

15 Dec 2016
Photo Story
 
Bourbon Argos Search and Rescue Operations November 2016
Mediterranean migration

10 things you need to know about the Mediterranean crisis

Project Update 2 Dec 2016
 
October on board of Dignity I
Photo Story

October - A merciless month on the Mediterranean

4 Nov 2016
Photo Story
 
25 People Found Dead & 246 Rescued By MSF
Mediterranean migration

29 people found dead by MSF search and rescue ship Bourbon Argos

Press Release 26 Oct 2016
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