Chapter 9 - Route

Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Nearly 71 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced.

There are many reasons for flight, including war, persecution, conflict, natural disaster, destitution and repression.

With health and well-being jeopardized, the lives of the most vulnerable can be at risk. The majority are internally displaced people (IDPs), meaning they haven't crossed a border and have stayed within their country.

MSF teams work alongside people on the move at their points of arrival or during the treacherous journeys they undertake, inside and outside their countries.

Dreams and hopes clash with daily realities in a refugee camp
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Refugees around the world: Stories of survival

Voices from the Field 19 Jun 2019
Aquarius__People leaving for Maltese boat
Mediterranean migration

Europe must act now to end preventable deaths in Libya and at sea

Op-Ed 6 Aug 2019
Mental health in Pulka

More mental health support needed for people in Pulka

Project Update 5 Aug 2019
Syria: Situation in Idlib deteriorates dramatically

Escalating conflict in Idlib leaves increasing numbers dead, wounded or displaced

Project Update 31 Jul 2019
Trapped in Moria
Mediterranean migration

Libya shipwreck: “There are no words to describe their suffering”

Voices from the Field 26 Jul 2019
MSF in Agadez region, Niger

“Imagine being dumped in the desert, in the middle of nowhere, with no food or water”

Interview 25 Jul 2019
Displaced families in Herat

Living conditions deteriorate for displaced people in Herat

Project Update 24 Jul 2019
Airstrike Detention Center - Tajoura

“A night in which our worst fears would come to pass”

Voices from the Field 23 Jul 2019
Press Conference SAR relauch, Paris
Mediterranean migration

MSF resumes search and rescue operations with Ocean Viking

Speech 22 Jul 2019
Ocean Viking - Search and Rescue Activities New Ship
Mediterranean migration

MSF resumes search and rescue amid deteriorating conditions in Libya

Press Release 21 Jul 2019
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