All around the world, people migrate to seek protection and a better life. Médecins du Monde has worked with people in exile for a long time.
From the boat people who were lost at sea in China in the 1980s to those trying to cross the Mediterranean or the snow-capped mountains on the French-Italian border, our organisation constantly strives to help those who put their lives in danger to leave their country.
In Europe, South-East Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, we act at all stages of the migration journey. Although situations do differ, the political responses to them remain identical and the consequences for individuals are inevitably the same, damaging their health: rejection, violence, violation of the most fundamental of human rights, no access to healthcare, and exclusion.
Taking into account the reality of a world in movement, ever tougher migration policies, and the migration “crisis” that is hitting Europe, Médecins du Monde works closely with people at different stages of their migration journey, for whatever reason they are undertaking it.