Mali has faced a political and security crisis since 2012 which has had a devastating impact on the humanitarian situation of people living in the conflict areas. Sadly the violence has been intensifying in the central region for over a year and is seriously affecting the civilian population.
Saving Lives at Sea
After resuming its search and rescue activities in the Central Mediterranean MSF reinforced its capacity at sea. The Bourbon Argos sailed from Cyprus on April, 30th. On May 6 Bourbon Argos rescued 121 people (among whom 28 women and 6 children. After the rescue, the people have been transferred to the Italian Guardia Costiera boat at they landed in Lampedusa few hours later.