Moving stories

More than 41 million people are currently fleeing conflict or persecution around the world.

Due to their race, religion or nationality, these people’s homes are no longer safe places to live and their governments no longer provide them with protection. 

MSF works around the world to provide refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) with everything they need from psychological care to lifesaving nutrition. We set up hospitals in refugee camps, we help women give birth safely, we vaccinate children to prevent epidemics and we provide access to safe drinking water. 

Here, some of our teams share their stories.

MSF at sea

In May 2015 we launched search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.


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As a humanitarian agency involved in search and rescue, MSF does not have a mandate or means to assess the immigration status of the people we assist.

We provide medical care without judgement and strongly believe that no human being should drown when the means exist to prevent it.

Find out more about MSF's work with people seeking safety.

Real name: 
Chiara Montaldo