Since the end of Colonel Muammar Gadaffi’s 42-year rule in 2011, Libya has been divided by armed conflict and political instability. Refugees and migrants in the country are often held in detention centres with inadequate food, drinking water and sanitation.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in this North African nation in 2011, when fighting between rival factions caused people to flee their homes. Our projects have focused on working with displaced people, refugees and migrants.