Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on safe countries such as European and North American states, among others, to offer protection to migrants currently trapped in Libya to urgently accelerate the evacuation of the most vulnerable people by strengthening existing mechanisms and opening alternative pathways for them to leave the country. Since the start […]
Almost three months after suspending medical activities in two detention centres in Tripoli following a series of concerning incidents, Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has returned to work in these centres, to provide vital medical care for detained migrants and refugees. MSF has also resumed activities in a third detention centre, which it had […]
Following repeated incidents of violence towards refugees and migrants held in two detention centres in the Libyan city of Tripoli, international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced today that it feels obliged to temporarily suspend its activities in Mabani and Abu Salim detention centres. “This is not an easy decision to make, […]
One person was killed and two were injured in the early hours of April 8 after a shooting took place in a Tripoli detention centre where refugees and migrants are held. Two teenagers aged 17 and 18 with gunshot wounds were transferred for urgent medical care by a team from international medical organization Doctors Without […]
Three people were shot dead and two were severely injured at the disembarkation site in Khoms on Tuesday night after being returned to Libya, the very same country they were trying to flee. Victims are aged between 15 and 18. This is yet another tragic development showing that migrants in Libya face life-threatening violence and […]
During the night of Saturday February 29 to Sunday March 1, a fire broke out in Dhar el Jebel detention centre, where over 500 refugees and migrants are arbitrarily detained south of Tripoli in the Nafusa Mountains in Libya. A 26 years old Eritrean man tragically lost his life as he got caught up in the flames […]
Escalating conflict and insecurity in Libya are leading thousands of people to flee, taking their chances on unseaworthy boats across the Mediterranean. On December 20 2019, Ocean Viking rescued 112 people from a rubber boat 32 nautical miles off the Libyan coast, 21 of whom had survived a deadly airstrike on Tajoura detention centre […]
Here’s a look at just a few of the humanitarian emergencies that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has responded to over the last 10 years.