Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

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June 29, 2011

John*, 15, his brother Matthew*, 3, and their mother left Libya on a boat headed for Italy when the war began. They lost their mother when the boat capsized. 

June 29, 2011

Mouhaydin, 27, worked as a laborer and a cleaner in Libya before the war. He arrived at Shousha camp in March with his wife. She died on a boat to Europe in April. 

June 29, 2011

Abdul, 23, spent four months in a desert prison in Libya before escaping to Shousha camp on the Tunisian border. Fearing insecurity in Shousha, he says he is ready to go back to Libya.

May 16, 2011

Dr. Morten Rostrup discusses MSF's ongoing Intensive Care Unit work in the western city of Zintan and plans for additional assistance.

April 03, 2011

"It was quite a rough journey, but the doctors and the nurses were fantastic. It was incredibly choppy; a lot of the patients were suffering from seasickness, and, at times, it was too rough to stand."

March 04, 2011



Tunisia 2011 © Naoufel Dridi/MSF

Migrant workers and others who fled the violence in Libya and are now at the Tunisian border awaiting repatriation to their home countries.