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A ship chartered by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been detained by Italian port authorities on administrative grounds, delaying its return to lifesaving search and rescue activities in the central Mediterranean, the...

MSF medical teams have joined the fight against COVID-19 as the new coronavirus disease spreads to more than 200 countries.

Carlotta, a nurse with MSF for 10 years, speaks with a hospital staff in Codogno hospital in Lombardia region, Italy. Her priority is to protect the hospital staff from contracting coronavirus COVID-19. © Lisa Veran/MSF
One week ago Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) started to support the COVID-19 pandemic response at Codogno hospital, where the first Italian case was detected, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Half of the 100 beds in this hospital are currently dedicated to...
Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Italy are providing support to Italian health authorities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. MSF staff are based in four hospitals in the northern Italian province of Lodi, part of the Lombardy region, the epicentre of the outbreak in the...
As refugees, migrants and asylum seekers continue to die in the Mediterranean Sea, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and its partner SOS Méditerranée have been forced to terminate operations by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius. Over the past two months, with people...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the decision by Italian judicial authorities to request the seizure of the Aquarius for alleged anomalies in its disposal of on-board waste. It is a disproportionate and unfounded measure, purely aimed at further criminalizing...
Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Both organisations are now calling upon...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging European Member States to facilitate the immediate disembarkation of 629 people rescued over the weekend (9 June 2018) in Mediterranean and now onboard Aquarius, a dedicated search and rescue vessel run by SOS MEDITERRANEE in...
Aloys Vimard, project coordinator for MSF onboard Aquarius
 
“We are currently in international waters in between Malta and Sicily’s shores.
Ahmad Al Rousan was on MSF’s search and rescue ship Bourbon Argos last week when news came in about three devastating shipwrecks in the Mediterranean.
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