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Libya: “I’m terrified that something bad will happen to my son”

Libyans desperate to flee violence risk the dangerous crossing to Europe Today, November 2, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on migration between the Italian and Libyan governments will automatically renew for three years. The European Union (EU)-sponsored agreement has seen...

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Discriminatory and cruel migration practices compounding people’s suffering in Lithuania

Vulnerable migrants and people seeking asylum who are held in prolonged detention in Lithuania are consequently experiencing an alarming deterioration in their mental health. The Lithuanian authorities’ flawed migration practices and legal processes are further discriminating against certain nationalities, and...

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“Returning to Haiti means death”

Haitian migrants risking their lives to flee conflict face still more dangers on the journey through Latin America Haitians seeking asylum in the United States continue to be at risk of being expelled and sent back to a country in...

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MSF medical data and patient testimonies indicate alarming levels of violence at the Hungary-Serbia border

Testimonies from patients and corroborating medical data from the humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) indicate an alarming and repeated use of violence, allegedly committed by Hungarian authorities, against people crossing the border between Serbia and Hungary. Beatings...

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MSF teams in Mexico’s northern border cities witness overwhelming needs of migrants

As one of the few organizations providing care, MSF says assistance from local authorities and other organizations is urgently needed The situation for migrants in Mexico's northern border cities is sharply deteriorating as expulsions under Title 42 continue and hundreds...

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Ongoing violence against detained migrants forces MSF to suspend Tripoli detention centre activities

Following repeated incidents of violence towards refugees and migrants held in two detention centres in Tripoli, Libya, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced that we feel obliged to temporarily suspend our activities in Mabani and Abu Salim detention centres. “This is not an...

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Ethiopia: Asylum seekers trapped in appalling conditions in Gambella region

Thousands of asylum seekers from South Sudan have been stuck for months in appalling conditions in a reception centre in Gambella region, western Ethiopia. People are without meaningful access to essential services, especially food. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is worried that...

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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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Bangladesh: Relocations, reduced services leave Rohingya communities at breaking point in Bangladesh

Faruk* is a Rohingya refugee – one of nearly a million – living in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. “No one wants to be a refugee; the life we have here is not easy. We live in an open prison,” Faruk...

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Fear of violence and poor living conditions: Life inside South Sudan’s largest displacement camp

In a shelter made of elephant grass and plastic sheets in the Protection of Civilians site (PoC) in Bentiu, northern South Sudan, a widow cooks for her children. Nyamal*, 43 years old, is preparing the traditional dish wualwual, a kind of porridge....

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Mediterranean migration: Carnage in the Mediterranean is the direct result of European state policies

AMSTERDAM/ PARIS - The last few days have produced one of the most lethal episodes in the central Mediterranean Sea so far this year, with more than 100 people dying at sea in four separate shipwrecks within less than 72 hours. Six NGO rescue...

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Greece: Negligent and dangerous COVID-19 response in Vathy camp, Samos

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging the Greek authorities to immediately scale up their response to COVID-19 in Vathy camp on Samos island and transfer people at high risk to safe accommodation on Greece’s mainland or in other...

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