Libya

Dilba, 30 years old, from Syria I have photographs of my husband, my children, my siblings, my best friends, etc. The one that is the most precious to me is the one of my father, who passed away. I carry all these photographs with me to keep the memories alive. With the war in Syria, everyone went...
Two weeks after Storm Daniel caused devastating floods that engulfed Derna and killed thousands in a few hours, search and rescue operations are about to end and reconstruction is starting. The need for psychological relief is immense among Derna’s people. MSF has begun medical activities, focusing...
MSF medical coordinator Manoelle Carton describes the situation in the Libyan cities of Derna and Susah, one week after the devastating floods caused by Storm Daniel. What is the situation in Derna one week after Storm Daniel? “In Derna, the situation is now quieter compared to the chaotic...
Manoelle Carton, MSF Medical Coordinator for Libya, describes the situation and MSF's ongoing assessment in Derna: "We arrived in Derna as MSF assessment medical team, we are medical and logistic, we are four. We arrive in Derna yesterday morning. The situation is still quite chaotic, with a lot of...
MSF is extremely saddened by the tragic news of the storm that hit eastern Libya and the high number of reported victims. We currently do not work in the areas of Libya affected by the floods. However, an emergency team composed of logistician and medical workers is being deployed to Derna and is...
Like most Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers, John, now 38, left his country to escape mandatory national service for an indefinite period, which the United Nations describes as “akin to slavery”. MSF teams met him for the first time in June 2019 in a Libyan detention centre, when he was...
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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...
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...
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