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Search and rescue operations

MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE teams on the Ocean Viking rescuing 84 people from an overcrowded wooden boat, 71 nautical miles off the coast of Libya. February 2020. © MSF/Hannah Wallace Bowman

    In 2019, amid deteriorating conditions in Libya, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) resumed search and rescue operations with a new vessel, the Ocean Viking, in partnership with SOS MEDITERRANEE.

    For thousands of migrants and refugees caught in war-torn Libya, attempting a deadly journey across the Mediterranean is their only hope of escape...

    Read full article in International Activity Report 2019

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