Libya

"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...
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...
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...
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...
Following repeated incidents of violence towards refugees and migrants held in two detention centres in the Libyan city of Tripoli, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today that it feels obliged to temporarily suspend its activities in Mabani and Abu Salim detention...
More than a month since the search and rescue vessel Sea-Watch 4 was detained in Palermo, Italy, administrative blockages continue to prevent the vessel from returning to the central Mediterranean – said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. The comments come as a legal appeal is lodged by Sea-...

Ilina Angelova was the humanitarian affairs officer for MSF on board the search and rescue ship Sea-Watch 4 in August and September 2020.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is to join Sea-Watch onboard the Sea-Watch 4, a new ship bound for lifesaving operations in the Central Mediterranean Sea. The collaboration has been urgently established as European member states brazenly exploit COVID-19 as an excuse to further curtail search and...

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the quality and safety of personal hygiene products, including alcohol-based disinfectant products, have been brought to public attention.

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