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September 07, 2017

In an open letter to European leaders published today, MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu calls on political leaders to acknowledge that closed-border migration policies are driving vulnerable people into horrific mistreatment at the hands of smugglers in Libya.

September 01, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya. For more than a year, the international humanitarian organization has been providing medical care to people held inside Tripoli detention centers in conditions that are neither humane nor dignified.

June 22, 2017

Libya is in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis, as large numbers of migrants and refugees have arrived in the country – many seeking passage to Europe. Libya, however, has become a dangerous and inhospitable environment for those fleeing war, famine, and disease in their home countries. Many migrants and refugees in Libya have been robbed, tortured, imprisoned, and even killed. Since July 2016, MSF has been providing lifesaving healthcare to refugees and migrants detained in Tripoli. In early 2017, MSF launched a new project to assist migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in the Misrata area. In the following interview, Jean-Guy Vataux, head of mission in Libya, speaks about the challenging and crucial work of MSF teams in the country.

June 20, 2017

Part of the reason the Refugee Convention was drafted was in response to the extreme suffering to which people fleeing violence and persecution are often exposed. In order to protect refugees, the convention sought to establish their rights and to outline the obligations that states have to protect them. But in 2017, while the global legal consensus on the rights of refugees remains intact, the humanitarian spirit that led to the convention appears to be in short supply.

June 19, 2017

MSF started sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) activities in Bidibidi refugee settlement in March and in Imvepi refugee settlement in May to respond to the increasing need for comprehensive SGBV care among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Marie-Anne Henry, is a midwife activity manager for MSF who has been working in Bidi Bidi and Imvepi since April 2017.

June 19, 2017

The international response in Uganda is failing refugees, and must prioritize the delivery of life-saving supplies such as food and water to prevent a medical emergency, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today ahead of a major refugee summit.

May 24, 2017

During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on May 23, the Libyan coastguard approached boats in distress, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people’s lives and creating mayhem, according to aid organizations Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée, whose teams witnessed the violent incident.

May 19, 2017

The civil war in South Sudan has forced over one million people to flee their homes toward Uganda. In the following piece, Nola Aniba Tito who left home with her children tells MSF the terrible thoughts and inhumane conditions that people experience in refugee camps.

May 19, 2017

A sustained conflict in South Sudan have forced over one million people to flee their homes toward Uganda, leaving them with no access to medical assistance and overwhelming the Uganda government ability to respond. To meet the needs of over 900,000 refugees, MSF provides humanitarian crisis aid with water and sanitation activities.

May 19, 2017

The protracted civil conflict in South Sudan forced thousands to flee their homes and escape to Uganda. MSF nurse Vanessa Cramond spent two months proving emergency care and supplies. In the following, she describes the deplorable conditions of refugee camps.

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