Nauru: Authorities claim MSF mental health services 'no longer required'

06 Oct 2018

On 5 October 2018, after 11 months of providing mental health care on Nauru, the Nauruan government informed Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) that our services were “no longer required” and requested that our activities cease within 24 hours.

At this stage MSF wishes to reiterate our strong commitment to providing quality mental health care to all those in need on the island. We are extremely concerned that the health of our patients may be affected by this decision and urge the authorities to grant us permission to continue our lifesaving work.