Libya: Shipwreck survivor stories

11 Sep 18

More than a hundred people have reportedly died after a shipwreck off the Libyan coast one week ago, survivors told MSF teams working in Libya. A group of 276  people, among them survivors of the shipwreck, were brought from the sea to the port city of Khoms (120 km east of Tripoli) by the Libyan coast guard on Sunday 2 September. MSF has been providing urgent medical assistance following disembarkation.

According to the information received by MSF staff, two rubber boats reportedly left the Libyan coast early in the morning on Saturday 1 September. Each boat was carrying more than 160 people of different nationalities such as Sudanese, Malians, Nigerians, Cameroonians, Ghanaians, Libyans, Algerians and Egyptians. Some of the survivors told MSF about their journeys.