Libya

Written by Alison CRIADO-PEREZ, Head Nurse on both MedEvac boat operations from Misrata to Tunisia: We had just returned from MSF’s second evacuation of war-wounded from the besieged city of Misrata to the safety of hospitals in Tunisia. I walked out onto the balcony and saw a small, blonde girl,...
Even as the bombings continue, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are ramping up their medical activities and have been performing surgeries in the northern part of the besieged city of Misrata. For the past two months, government forces and insurgents have been battling over the city of Misrata...
Once again, international medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Italian authorities to drastically improve reception conditions for new arrivals, particularly for the most vulnerable - women, children, unaccompanied minors and victims of violence. At the weekend 12 boats...
A 12-person Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team is working in Kasr Ahmed hospital, in the besieged village of Misrata, setting up medical and surgical activities and providing support to the Al Hikma hospital. An MSF team arrived in Misrata on Thursday, April 28, to strengthen the three-person team...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) evacuated 99 people, including 64 war-wounded and 35 accompanying persons, by boat on Friday 15 April from Misrata to Zarzis, Tunisia. This operation took place two weeks after a first boat evacuation of 71 war-wounded people by the international medical organisation...
A few days ago the decision was made to organise a medical evacuation (or Medevac) of patients from Misrata, in Libya – where medical facilities have been overwhelmed due to the ongoing violence – to neighbouring Tunisia. The hospital in Misrata has been closed for several days due to heavy...
The international medical humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) evacuated 71 patients by boat on Sunday 3 April from the Libyan city of Misrata, where ongoing violence has overwhelmed medical facilities with the injured. “We managed to dock at Misrata on Sunday afternoon, despite...
As the conflict continues in Libya, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is pursuing a variety of measures to assist people affected by the violence in the western part of country, regardless of their affiliation or origin. So far, the organisation has been denied...
MSF teams have returned to Libya after being forced to withdraw from Benghazi due to worsening security conditions on the 15th of March. Today, seven MSF staff are inside the country, both in Benghazi and Tobruk, planning to resume assessments of medical needs and provide support with medical...
Ever since civil unrest and violence erupted in countries across north Africa and the Middle East, teams from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have been supplying and assisting hospitals and health structures where medical staff are facing increased numbers of injured people. Teams are also assisting...
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