Sam Turner, MSF Head of Mission in Libya, recounts a night in which our worst fears would come to pass. The forced return of people fleeing Libya must stop.
An estimated 150 people drowned whilst fleeing Libya bringing this year’s toll in the Central Mediterranean Sea to at least 576 people. This entirely avoidable loss of life highlights the desperate lack of search and rescue capacity and the terrible plight of those fleeing Libya.
Desperate living conditions and lack of protection in Pulka are exacerbating people’s acute mental health needs. There is an urgent need for reinforcement of the humanitarian response in Pulka.