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MSF Italy refugees and migrants
A Moroccan woman with her three-year-old child, in a building in Rome occupied by refugees and migrants excluded from the governmental reception system. Italy. November 2017. © Alessandro Penso/MAPS

    Although numbers were significantly down on previous years, still more than 20,000 people arrived on Italian shores in 2018, many of them traumatised by the sea crossing and prior detention in Libya. 

    Amid increasingly hostile manoeuvres by Italian authorities to shut down search and rescue operations, MSF continued to provide psychological and medical assistance...

    Read full article in International Activity Report 2018