Refugee

As hundreds of thousands of people are forced to escape, MSF is working on setting up emergency response activities in Ukraine and deploying teams in Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Teams are also ready to respond in Russia and Belarus. As the conflict continues in Ukraine, MSF is...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have carried out six separate rescue operations in three days on board the search and rescue ship Geo Barents and rescued 439 people from the Central Mediterranean Sea who had fled Libya in search of safety. After two requests for a place of safety to the...
"More than 600 migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, peacefully demonstrating for relocation, protection, and evacuation from Libya were arrested and moved to Ain Zara detention center in the southern part of Tripoli, where hundreds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are already detained in...
With the deadline to close Kenya’s refugee camps just over six months away, urgency is mounting to find sustainable solutions for the refugees in the camps at Dadaab, who risk being deprived of the little assistance they currently receive, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (...
A firsthand account from on board the MSF search and rescue vessel Geo Barents Candida Lobes, MSF communications manager onboard Ali , 7 years old, rushes to hold his father’s hand as soon as the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescuers help him out of the lifeboat and onto the deck of the Geo...
Many of the unaccompanied minors rescued by MSF search and rescue vessel Geo Barents from the Mediterranean escaped torture and exploitation. “They are playing now, they smile and befriend each other, they seem like just any other young people,” says Julie Melichar, humanitarian affairs officer on...
In the early hours of the morning on 22 October, a group of armed men attacked residents in a Rohingya camp with a level of violence unseen since the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees to Cox's Bazar, four years ago. As well as 26 injured people, three dead bodies were brought to our MSF...
Numbers of migrants and refugees held in detention centres in the Libyan city of Tripoli have risen dramatically – to more than threefold - over the past five days, say teams from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who provide medical care in...
Almost three months after suspending medical activities in two detention centres in Tripoli following a series of concerning incidents, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has returned to work in these centres, to provide vital medical care for detained migrants and refugees. MSF...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended all activities in the Amhara, Gambella and Somali regions of Ethiopia, as well as in the west and northwest of Tigray region, to comply with a three-month suspension order from the Ethiopian Agency for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) on July 30th. On...
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