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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.

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.

February 02, 2017

As EU leaders meet in Malta on February 3, 2017 to discuss migration, with a view to close down the route from Libya to Italy by stepping up cooperation with the Libyan authorities, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) raised grave concerns about the fate of people trapped in Libya or returned to the country.

August 30, 2016

On Monday, August 29, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s search and rescue boat Dignity I contributed to the rescue of around 3000 people drifting in about 20 rubber dinghies and several wooden boats, one of which carried between 600-700 people, in the central Mediterranean.

June 16, 2015

On Monday, June 15, at least one person died during a search and rescue operation by the Bourbon Argos, a ship chartered by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to carry out search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea. People who were rescued reported that another two people had drowned but their deaths could not be confirmed.

April 20, 2015

Faced with another tragedy in the Mediterranean sea, European member states must urgently launch large-scale search-and-rescue activities in order to avoid more deaths at sea, the medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today.

April 15, 2015

In the past three days close to 400 people have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, while more than 6,000 people have been rescued.

October 01, 2014

One year after the tragic shipwreck off the island of Lampedusa in Italy, wars such as the one taking place in Syria, chaos in Libya and other protracted crises continue to push an unprecedented number of refugees from Africa and the Middle East to Europe.