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Mediterranean migration: Europe must act now to end preventable deaths in Libya and at sea

Op-ed by Dr Joanne Liu, International President On 25 July, tragedy once again hit the Mediterranean. An estimated 150 people drowned whilst fleeing Libya. It brings this year’s toll in the Central Mediterranean Sea to at least 576 people. This...

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Out of sight, out of mind: refugees in Libya’s detention centres

Between 5,000 and 6,000 refugees and migrants are being held arbitrarily in Libya’s detention centres, nominally under the authority of the Tripoli-based Ministry of Interior. Their situation has become even more perilous in recent months with the conflict between the...

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Libya: Time running out for evacuations of trapped refugees in Tripoli amid shooting

Refugees and migrants in Tripoli’s Qasr Bin Gashir detention centre were shot at and injured, according to evidence reviewed by medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). With MSF and other humanitarian agencies warning of the dangers for...

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Mediterranean crisis: Sinister attacks by Italian authorities on life-saving search and rescue in the Mediterranean continue

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the decision by Italian judicial authorities to request the seizure of the Aquarius for alleged anomalies in its disposal of on-board waste. It is a disproportionate and unfounded measure, purely aimed at...

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