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MSF resumes Search and Rescue activities in the central Mediterranean

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has resumed search, rescue and medical aid operations in the central Mediterranean Sea, between Africa and Europe, and conducted its first operation of 2016. Due to the lack of safe and legal alternatives for people to flee and seek protection, the deadly stretch of water between Libya and Italy, which in 2015 claimed the lives of 2,892 men, women and children[1], is now almost the only way for thousands to reach European shores and it is already as busy as ever. “This time last year, as MSF launched our first search and rescue operation, we called the Mediterranean Sea a mass grave – and little has changed since then,” said Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières. ”As crises and conflicts across the world continue to cause people t...