Ilina Angelova was humanitarian affairs officer for MSF on board the search and rescue ship Sea-Watch 4 in August and September 2020. She heard numerous accounts from survivors about their experiences – in their countries of origin, on their journeys across the Sahara, in Libya and at sea.
COVID-19, Ebola, detention in Libya, the Greek refugee crisis - our teams are responding to humanitarian healthcare crises across the world. Hear from our staff working both on the ground and behind the scenes in this collection of eye-opening blogs.
In February, MSF migration advisor Michaël Neuman spent 10 days with our teams working in detention centres in Libya. In this frank and insightful account, Michaël reveals the abuses and challenges migrants and refugees endure in their search for safety, and how the system is failing them.
The refugee crisis in Southern Europe has made headlines around the world, but what's it like working on MSF’s search and rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean? Experienced MSF nurse Tim talks about life on board the Ocean Viking.
Thousands of people are trapped in "inhumane" Libyan detention centres as violence rages around them. Sandra, a nurse, shares one day with the Doctors Without Borders team offering not only medicine, but also moments of dignity, care, and hope...
Australian nurse Jai Defranciscis shares her experience of working in Misrata, Libya, where MSF is providing care for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers facing arbitrary detention and extreme suffering
As the situation in Libya becomes increasingly unstable, thousands of the people working there have found themselves kidnapped, detained, and abused. Some are later packed onto dangerously unseaworthy boats on the Mediterranean Sea. Cultural mediator Shafiqul blogs about his role on an MSF search and rescue vessel, and shares the stories of some of the people he has met there…
Back from his assignment in Libya, MSF doctor Tankred discusses the harrowing conditions he witnessed inside a detention centre. Written as a letter, he has a special message for MSF supporters around the world...
Mark has recently joined the team on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship operated jointly by Doctors without Borders and SOS MEDITERRANEE. Here he blogs about the team's work in the Mediterranean.
Oussama is working on board the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel operated jointly by MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE. Here he shares the story of 17-year-old Jonathan, who came on board in a recent rescue.