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June 15, 2015

BARCELONA/NEW YORK—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today launched an additional search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea, to assist people during their attempts to reach Europe while fleeing war, persecution, and poverty.

Sailing today from the port of Barcelona, the boat, a 50-meter-long vessel named Dignity I, has an 18-person crew, including MSF medical personnel. It can accommodate up to 300 people rescued at sea.

June 13, 2005

Bujumbura, 13 June 2005 – Medical staff from the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been denied access to Songore, a transit camp for some 7,000 Rwandese that fled to Burundi earlier in May. The MSF clinic inside the camp is now guarded by Burundese military and medical staff cannot enter the premises, depriving the remaining population from medical care. Before being denied access, MSF was conducting more than 100 medical consultations a day in Songore.

June 01, 2005

Brussels/Bujumbura, June 1, 2005 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the unacceptable living conditions of Rwandan refugees regrouped in the Songore transit camp. This site, located in Burundi's northern province of Ngozi, 20 kilometers from the Rwandan border, does not have the capacity and is absolutely not suited to accommodate the refugees.

March 01, 2004

Fuerteventura/New York, March 1, 2004 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began an emergency intervention today seeking to provide humanitarian assistance to African immigrants arriving by boat on the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

November 13, 2003

MSF providing assistance to 497 immigrants without shelter in Ceuta, Spain

Ceuta, Spain, November 14, 2003 - Hundreds of men and women, most of them newly arrived asylum seekers from Sub-Saharan Africa, are still without shelter, sufficient food, and medical assistance on the beaches of Ceuta, Spain, and are being forced to spend nights in the open in poor weather conditions.

June 15, 1998

MSF Calls on the Rome Conference to Take Action