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August 25, 2016

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, AUGUST 25, 2016 — On August 17, while conducting search and rescue operations off the Libyan coast, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) rescue vessel the Bourbon Argos was approached and attacked by a group of armed men onboard an unidentified speedboat, MSF said today, strongly condemning the attack.

April 24, 2016

Valletta, Malta, April 24, 2016 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) resumed  search, rescue, and medical aid operations in the central Mediterranean Sea, conducting its first operation of 2016 this weekend.

On April 23, the MSF vessel Dignity 1 accepted a transfer of 308 rescued people (205 men, 80 women, 23 children), mainly Eritrean, from an Italian rescue boat. The Dignity 1 is now on its way to Sicily where the 308 people will disembark on Monday.

August 05, 2015

Barcelona, August 5, 2015Today’s tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea, in which hundreds of people drowned after a boat carrying approximately 600 people capsized, underscores the severe lack of adequate search and rescue operations in the area, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday.

January 26, 2012

Because detainees are being tortured and denied urgent medical care, MSF is suspending operations in Misrata's detention centers.

October 19, 2011

MSF today called on the warring parties in Libya to immediately halt all attacks on and intrusions into medical facilities in the town of Sirte. 

August 30, 2011

Hundreds of vulnerable migrants and refugees in Tripoli are living in appalling conditions without proper medical care or security.

June 23, 2011

MSF condemned an agreement between Italy and the Libyan National Transition Council that would repatriate immigrants fleeing the ongoing war in Libya. 

May 27, 2011

“The city center has been shelled every afternoon over the last few days, with several rockets landing just 100 to 200 meters from the hospital,” said Dr. Morten Rostrup of MSF.

May 25, 2011

With violence escalating in a refugee camp on the Tunisia-Libya border, MSF expressed alarm over the deteriorating living conditions encountered by refugees stranded in temporary camps.

May 18, 2011

In an open letter to EU leaders, MSF criticized contradictory policies whereby states claim to be executing a war to protect civilians in Libya while closing thier borders to the victims of that same war.

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