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Migration. Camps. Moria. Grèce.
Dr Christos Christou


European leaders: Stop punishing asylum seekers on the Greek islands

MSF International President Dr Christos Christou visited the horrific conditions asylum seekers are living in on camps on the Greek islands and has a message for European leaders.

Climate emergency: A humanitarian call to action

“We saw this coming. As humanitarians, our risk assessments in different parts of the world have always factored in the potential for extreme weather events and the spread of vector-borne diseases, of drought, desertification, and...”
MSF migrants mer Méditerranée
Dr. Joanne Liu

Mediterranean Sea

Europe must act now to end preventable deaths in Libya and at sea

MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu implores European leaders to find better solutions to prevent people dying, trapped in Libyan detention centres, or from drowning at sea.
Dr. Joanne Liu

Mediterranean Sea

MSF resumes search and rescue operations with Ocean Viking

The following speech was delivered by MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu in Paris on the announcement of MSF's decision to return to sea for search and rescue operations.
Des patients dans l’hôpital MSF à Aden au Yémen. © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF


Humanitarian crisis fuelled by main donor governments’ involvement in the war

Many of these donor governments are also involved in the war, which is both driving massive humanitarian needs and obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
An Aquarius search and rescue mission on 1 November 2017. The team retrieved more than 500 people from three overloaded rubber boats in distress that day, but an unknown number remained missing, presumed drowned. © Maud Veith/SOS Méditerranée

Mediterranean Sea

Timely and Predictable European Arrangements for Disembarkation

Since January 2018, at least 2,500 women, children and men have drowned in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, EU leaders have allowed themselves to become complicit in the tragedy unfolding before their eyes.
Dr. Joanne Liu

"Migration is not a crime. Saving lives is not a crime"

MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu's speech on a panel discussion at the Global Compact on Migration conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 December 2018.
Mercedes Tatay


Pledging conference – money alone is not enough

MSF’s International Medical Secretary, Mercedes Tatay, responds to the Yemen pledging conference in Geneva.

No cash, no care: the alarming step backwards on patient user fees

Blog by Dr Mit Philips, Health Policy Advisor, Analysis Department for Médecins Sans Frontières in Brussels.


"Rohingyas are in survival mode"

"It’s hard to comprehend the magnitude of the crisis until you see it with your own eyes."