MSF team at disembarkation in Vibo Valencia
Italy continues to be the main landing point for migrants and refugees coming to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian authorities have not developed an adequate reception system to respond to their specific humanitarian needs.

We provide mental healthcare across multiple reception centres in Sicily’s Trapani province, where a team of cultural mediators and psychologists screen asylum seekers for psychological vulnerabilities and provide care to those in need.

For migrants in transit along Italy's borders with France, Switzerland, and Slovenia, we provide medical care, shelter, psychological care, food and other essential items.

In Rome, in collaboration with Italian NGOs Medici Contro la Tortura (Doctors against Torture) and Association for Law Studies on Migration (ASGI), we run a rehabilitation centre for torture survivors.

Survivors are treated using a range of approaches, including medical and psychological care, and physiotherapy.

 
Aquarius SAR: Winter conditions and high seas
Mediterranean migration

Drowning skyrockets as European governments block humanitarian assistance on Central Mediterranean

Press Release 12 Jul 2018
 
Aquarius Disembarking at Valencia Port Spain
Mediterranean migration

European governments must put people’s lives before politics

Press Release 17 Jun 2018
 
Rubber boat is waiting for a rescue
Mediterranean migration

MSF Evacuates 39 Vulnerable People From Packed Rubber Boat

Statement 1 Apr 2018
 
Borgo Mezzanone, the“Pista” ghetto
Italy

Migrants and refugees on the margins of society

Report 8 Feb 2018
 
99 Survivors Rescued Sinking in Mediterranean Sea - Many Presumed Drowned
Mediterranean migration

99 survivors rescued from sinking dinghy but many presumed drowned

Press Release 28 Jan 2018
 
Tondo project in Philippines
Photo Story

A year in pictures 2017

18 Dec 2017
Photo Story
 
The Crossing 01
Photo Story

"The Crossing", night portraits on the rescue boat Prudence

15 Nov 2017
Photo Story
 
SAR activities June 2017
Mediterranean migration

MSF ends mission of search and rescue boat Prudence

Statement 5 Oct 2017
 
March 2017: Search and Rescue Operations in The Mediterranean
Mediterranean migration

MSF launches new website on search and rescue work

Voices from the Field 15 Aug 2017