1-27 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have carried out six separate rescue operations in three days on board the search and rescue ship Geo Barents and rescued 439 people from the Central Mediterranean Sea who had fled Libya in search of safety.After two requests for a place of safety to the Maltese authorities were ignored and then denied, MSF is addressing Italian authorities for a port. The Geo Barents needs to urgently disembark these 439 survivors in a place of safety, where they can begin to receive the assistance they need with respect and dignity.
12-17 | This International Migrants Day, on the world’s deadliest sea crossing, we are witnessing the harm caused by policies that protect borders instead of people.Here on the Geo Barents, the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue ship, we use the word ‘survivors’ to refer to the people on board who have been rescued from the sea.
10-30 | In the early hours of the morning on 22 October, a group of armed men attacked residents in a Rohingya camp with a level of violence unseen since the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees to Cox’s Bazar, four years ago. As well as 26 injured people, three dead bodies were brought to our MSF facility, and one patient died shortly after admission. According to local authorities, seven people died in total. The assailants allegedly belonged to an armed group active inside the camps.
10-6 | Numbers of migrants and refugees held in detention centres in the Libyan city of Tripoli have risen dramatically – to more than threefold - over the past five days, say teams from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who provide medical care in three detention centres in the city. MSF is profoundly disturbed by the increase, which is the direct result of five days of random mass arrests of migrants and refugees, including women and children, carried out in the city since 1 October.
9-10 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended all activities in the Amhara, Gambella and Somali regions of Ethiopia, as well as in the west and northwest of Tigray region, to comply with a three-month suspension order from the Ethiopian Agency for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) on July 30th.