In Palermo, we provide comprehensive care for migrants who experienced torture and intentional violence in Libya and during their migration route. The project takes an interdisciplinary approach, offering medical, psychological, social and legal assistance to patients. In 2022, we housed a small group of migrants and asylum seekers who had been evacuated from Libya on a humanitarian flight, in an MSF facility. In addition to housing them, we ensured the patients’ continuity of care through our clinic.
In Rome, in collaboration with the local health authorities, we ran a project focused on facilitating access to sexual and reproductive health care for migrant women living in marginalized neighborhoods and informal settlements.
After the escalation of the war in Ukraine, we launched emergency interventions in Rome, Naples, Milan, and Trieste, offering psychological support, as well as social and health assistance, for the large number of Ukrainian refugees arriving in Italy.
MSF volunteers in Palermo, Turin, and Udine set up help desks to orientate and support people needing access to health care, including migrants, asylum seekers, and marginalized people.