Europe

Our actions in Europe

17,000

people have lost their lives in the Mediterranean since 2014

180,000

people arrived by boat via Libya in 2016

30,000

migrants were welcomed by the Calabria region in Italy in 2016

Our programs in Europe

Médecins du Monde is present in Europe, mainly in Italy, Serbia, and Bulgaria, to help improve the health conditions of migrants and refugees.

We are also working with drug users in Georgia and sex workers in Russia with our local partners to improve their access to care and help them protect themselves from the risks of infectious diseases, HIV, STIs, and violence.

Countries of intervention

Bugarie Santé sexuelle et reproductive
Sexual and reproductive health In Bulgaria the rates of abortion and of mortality among women giving birth are twice as high as in the rest of Europe : almost a third of pregnancies are terminated. The most marginalised groups are the most at risk. Roma people are subject to discrimination in...
Un bénévole soigne un migrant à Calais © Olivier Papegnies
Doctors of the World is present in France and abroad. Our 15 delegations are more than 60 programs across France. More than 8 million people in France are below the poverty line, that 14% of the working population. Faced with this observation, Doctors of the World is committed to populations in distress. Homeless, poorly housed, drug users, exiles ... Doctors of the World works in France against all forms of discrimination and exclusion to health.
Drug use developed rapidly in Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and affected up to 53,000 people in 2019. In a context where people who use drugs , the institutional response is based solely on criminalisation rather than rehabilitation. In Georgia, 3% of people who inject...
(c) Sinawi Medine
The number of refugees and migrants in Italy reached a peak in 2016, with 181,436 people arriving by sea according to UNHCR. In 2019 the country only registered 11,471 arrivals. The majority of these were men (77%), but there were also significant numbers of unaccompanied minors (14%). The signing...
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Russia is facing a growing HIV epidemic. The number of cases officially recorded has passed 1.3 million and is rising by around 10% every year. The epidemic particularly affects sex workers . Sex work is a criminal offence in Russia and sex workers are exposed to violence from the police, their...
 
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