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August 20, 2015

Over the past 100 days, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has contributed significant resources to saving lives on the Mediterranean Sea, rescuing 11,482 people at risk of drowning through its search and rescue operations onboard the ships Bourbon Argos, Dignity I and MY Phoenix (the latter operated in partnership with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station [MOAS]).

August 12, 2015

Mohammed, Diana, and Azeel

Thirty-five-year-old Mohammed clutches his one-year-old daughter Azeel in his arms while his wife Diana, her eyes bright red from salty sea water, tries to collect herself inside the hospital area on board the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescue ship Dignity 1.

July 01, 2015

Tensions are rising in eastern Libya and medical needs are increasing in turn. Fighting in the region has now expanded beyond the city of Benghazi, which has been the scene of armed confrontations for more than a year, to Derna, the stronghold of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the area, where clashes started three weeks ago. This violence has strained the health care system and triggered population displacement, including more than 2,000 families who are now seeking sanctuary in Benghazi.

March 22, 2012

As Libya grapples with restoring normality after the revolution, migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people remain in a vulnerable and precarious situation.

November 24, 2011

MSF continues to provide medical care and mental health assistance to migrants, internally displaced persons, and prisoners in the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Misrata.

October 04, 2011

After 10 days of trying, MSF finally managed to deliver medicines and medical supplies to the town of Sirte on October 3.

September 02, 2011

Some improvements are visible in Tripoli, but there's a sizable backlog of patients awaiting secondary surgery and signifcant numbers of migrants living in deplorable conditions. 

August 27, 2011

More part of Tripoli are becoming accessible but the situation remains very tense, and MSF, which has expanded its teams and efforts in the capital, has witnessed some shocking scenes. 

August 26, 2011

Over the past 48 hours, MSF has been continuing to assess medical facilities in Tripoli and has begun to provide medical support, while continuing to provide lifesaving support elsewhere in the country.

August 22, 2011

MSF is preparing to expand its medical response in western Libya to meet urgent humanitarian needs.

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