June 04, 2015

Last Sunday, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team provided emergency psychological support at the port of Augusta in Sicily, Italy, to 18 out of 454 migrants who had been rescued at sea trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya over the weekend.

May 04, 2015

Last weekend, more than 6,000 people were rescued in several operations on the Mediterranean Sea while making the treacherous crossing from Libya to Europe. Three hundred and sixty nine of those were rescued by the MY Phoenix, a search-and-rescue vessel run in partnership by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station). Early Monday morning, an additional 104 people were rescued with the assistance of the MY Phoenix team and transferred onto a commercial vessel.

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.

Insecurity preventing entry into Tripoli

First MSF team arrives in Benghazi, more doctors and supplies on the way

8 tonnes of medical supplies arrive, another 12 on the way

"They’d never had to deal with this kind of situation in Benghazi ever before."

MSF team supporting Benghazi hospitals. Roadblocks prevent travel to other affected areas. Wounded in Tripoli avoiding hospitals for fear of reprisals.