Nauru mental health situation equivalent to ‘victims of torture’, Medecins Sans Frontieres says

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The mental health situation on Nauru is equivalent to that of victims of torture, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says, in what it describes as the first independent medical data on mental health conditions on the…

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MSF treated 208 asylum seekers and refugees in the 11 months its medical staff were on Nauru, until they were expelled by that nation’s Government in October.

In a report compiled on the mental health condition of the asylum seekers, refugees and Nauruans on the island, it says 30 per cent of the asylum seekers and refugees it cared for had attempted suicide, some as…

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