Libya

As fighting continues to force civilians out of Libya, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls the countries engaged in this war for a stronger humanitarian response and more effective protection for the people who are fleeing the conflict. In a...
A semblance of normalcy has returned to the port city of Misrata in western Libya. Since the anti-government rebels retook the city, boats have been bringing supplies regularly from the eastern city of Benghazi, the rebellion’s putative capital, and stores have reopened their doors. After a nearly...
With the European Council scheduled to meet again on Friday to discuss migration issues, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns the terms of the bilateral agreement (memorandum of understanding) signed on June 17 between Italy and the Libyan National Transition Council. The agreement is intended...
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The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) evacuated its team from the western Libyan city of Zintan on Friday 27 May, following repeated shelling. “The city centre has been shelled every afternoon over the last few days, with several rockets landing just 100...
As violence escalates in a refugee camp on the Tunisia-Libya border, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is alarmed about the situation of refugees stranded in temporary camps and exposed to violence. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have passed through Shousha camp since the start of the Libyan...
MSF criticises inconsistent European policies claiming to protect civilians by engaging in a war while closing its borders to them An open letter by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) addressed to the leaders of the states of the European Union involved in the war in Libya is being published today in...
(This letter was sent to Heads of State or Governments of Member States of the European Union, to Presidents of European Institutions, and to the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the International Organisation for Migration. It was...
Since 30 April, an MSF team is working in the hospital of Zintan, a city located in western Libya, south west of the capital of Tripoli, in the Nafusah Mountain region. For weeks now, Zintan and the surrounding area have been the battleground between pro-Gaddafi forces and the insurgency, fighting...
The general situation in Libya remains extremely tense and uncertain. In the country’s third city Misrata, the situation is very volatile: after the rebels claimed to have captured the city’s airport on Wednesday 11 May, the conditions seemed to slightly improve in some areas but over the weekend,...
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