Tag: Italy

Violence and pushbacks at Italian-French border: People on the move left without shelter or healthcare in Italy

Ventimiglia, 4th August, 2023 - Systematically pushed back at the border by French police – often with violence, inhumane treatment as well as arbitrary detention – and left without adequate shelter and with limited access to healthcare in Italy. In...

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Italy: Abandoned at the borders: stories of people on the move during winter

Recent months have seen a sharp increase in the number of migrants and refugees at Italy's northern borders. Even in winter, people head westwards across the snow-capped mountains towards France; many tell stories of being repeatedly turned back by the French police. On...

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Italy: COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges to well-developed healthcare systems

Dr Claudia Lodesani, MSF president and emergency coordinator for COVID-19 in Italy, explains how our teams can assist her country’s well-developed health system to deal with the new challenge of a pandemic. What can MSF do to help during this COVID-19 crisis?...

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“Everybody here is working beyond their limits”: Inside the COVID-19 response in Italy

MSF medical teams have joined the fight against COVID-19 as the new coronavirus disease spreads to more than 200 countries. Project coordinator Dr Chiara Lepora is overseeing our response in Lodi province, north Italy, where we are supporting three hospitals, as well as aged care...

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Italy: MSF starts COVID-19 response activities in four northern Italian hospitals

ROME - Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Italy are providing support to Italian health authorities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. MSF staff are based in four hospitals in the northern Italian province of Lodi, part of the...

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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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