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January 28, 2018

In a nightmarish day on the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, 99 survivors from a sinking rubber boat were rescued by the Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE.

August 12, 2017

Libyan authorities have announced the establishment of a search and rescue zone and restricted access to humanitarian vessels in international waters off the Libyan coast. Due to security concerns, restrictions on independent humanitarian assistance, and the increasing blockade trapping migrants within Libya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to temporarily suspend the search and rescue activity of its ship, Prudence.

August 01, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) formally informed the Italian Ministry of the Interior yesterday that it would not be signing the Code of Conduct for non-governmental organizations operating rescue ships on the Mediterranean.

May 27, 2017

In response to the G7 summit in Italy, Gabriele Eminente, general director of MSF Italy, issued a statement pointing out the consequences of treating the global displacement crisis as a national security issue, punishing and criminalizing people on the move.

May 26, 2017

ROME/NEW YORK, MAY 26, 2017—As the G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges G7 leaders to make a bold commitment to humane and long-term migration policies.

May 24, 2017

While teams from the aid organizations Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée attempted to rescue people from boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on May 23, the Libyan coast guard approached the boats, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people's lives and creating mayhem, MSF said today.

October 26, 2016

ROME/NEW YORK, OCTOBER 26, 2016—Twenty-five people onboard an overcrowded inflatable boat were found dead yesterday during a search and rescue operation by a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ship in the central Mediterranean, which saved 246 people from the boat and another nearby raft.

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.

May 06, 2016

In response to a statement by the Kenyan government that it intends to close its camps sheltering hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) issued the following statement from Liesbeth Aelbrecht, MSF head of mission in Kenya:

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.

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