Posts Tagged ‘MSF’

Over 100 illegal migrants died as boats capsized off Libya, MSF said

  • 10 September 2018 - 21:23
Over 100 illegal migrants died as boats capsized off Libya, MSF said

Over 100 migrants died in early September when their crowded rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, the MSF aid agency on Monday quoted survivors as saying. The two vessels had set out from the Libyan coast early on September 1, each carrying scores of people, mostly African, Medecins...

MSF demands evacuation of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya

  • 8 September 2018 - 20:32
MSF demands evacuation of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya

Thousands of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers arbitrarily held in Libyan detention centers must immediately be released and evacuated to safety out of the country, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, urging...

MSF urges for ending arbitrary detention of migrants in Libya

  • 26 July 2018 - 20:36
MSF urges for ending arbitrary detention of migrants in Libya

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya after a dramatic increase in the number of people intercepted by the EU-supported Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean and disembarked in Libya. At least 11,800 people...

MSF says 800 migrants detained in worsening conditions in Libya

  • 5 May 2018 - 13:27
MSF says 800 migrants detained in worsening conditions in Libya

800 migrants in a Libyan detention center in western Libya are being held in worsening conditions without sufficient food or water, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said. Many of the migrants have been trapped for more than five months in the center of Zuwara, about 100 km (62 miles) west of...

MSF rescues 39 vulnerable immigrants, Libyan coastguards return over 220 others

  • 2 April 2018 - 04:49
MSF rescues 39 vulnerable immigrants, Libyan coastguards return over 220 others

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on board a humanitarian ship, The Aquarius, rescued 39 vulnerable illegal immigrants off Libyan coast from a dinghy backed with 253 ones. "We identified 39 medical and vulnerable cases – including one newborn, pregnant women, children and their families – who...

At least 6.700 Rohingya Muslims were killed says MSF

  • 14 December 2017 - 16:23
At least 6.700 Rohingya Muslims were killed says MSF

The Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement that at least 6.700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the month after fighting erupted in Myanmar. The MSF, an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization, reached this result based on surveys of refugees in Bangladesh,...

After MSF, two other NGOs suspend work off Libyan coast citing “Libyan ban”

  • 13 August 2017 - 17:23
After MSF, two other NGOs suspend work off Libyan coast citing “Libyan ban”

A second humanitarian group in two days has reluctantly decided to suspend migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea due to Libyan threats, and other charities with rescue ships on Sunday were considering doing the same. Germany-based Sea-Eye said it made the decision to halt its water rescues...