12-7 | As refugees, migrants and asylum seekers continue to die in the Mediterranean Sea, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and its partner SOS Méditerranée have been forced to terminate operations by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius. Over the past two months, with people continuing to flee by sea along the world’s deadliest migration route, the Aquarius has remained in port, unable to carry out its humanitarian work.
Sinister attacks by Italian authorities on life-saving search and rescue in the Mediterranean continue
11-20 | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (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 further criminalizing lifesaving medical-humanitarian action at sea. "After two years of defamatory and unfounded allegations of collusion with human traffickers, judicial
8-12 | Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
5-26 | On May 26, a healthy baby boy was born on board MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE. Baby Miracle was born in international waters at 3.45pm, with his mother rescued just days before on May 24 by an Italian navy vessel and later transferred to the Aquarius. MSF midwife Amoin Soulemane, who delivered the baby said, “For a first time delivery the baby came very quickly.