Medecins Sans Frontieres Calls Situation On Nauru ‘Beyond Desperate’

PHNOM PENH, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has pulled its mental health workers off Nauru on government orders, the medical charity said on Wednesday, calling the situation of asylum seekers and refugees on the Pacific island “beyond desperate”.

MSF said international staff had left Nauru, where it was providing mental health care to locals, refugees and those seeking asylum. Australia sends people trying to reach its shores to an offshore processing centre there.

“MSF is deeply concerned for the health and wellbeing of its patients and describes the mental health situation of asylum seekers and refugees on the island as ‘beyond desperate,'” it said in a statement.

Medecins Sans Frontieres Calls Situation On Nauru ‘Beyond Desperate’