Speech by Dr. Joanne Liu, International President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the Intergovernmental Conference on Global Migration Compact
12-12 | Speech by Dr.
NAURU: New MSF report shows the disastrous mental health impact of Australia’s offshore processing policy
12-3 | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is today releasing the first independent medical data demonstrating the extreme mental health suffering on Nauru, due to the Australian policy of indefinite offshore processing.
10-11 | At least 78 MSF patients have considered or attempted suicide or self-harm Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the government of Nauru’s sudden decision to cease the provision of desperately needed mental health care provided by MSF to asylum seekers, refugees and the local community on Nauru.
10-10 | On 1 August 2018, an Ebola epidemic was declared in North Kivu, in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo: it is the 10th Ebola outbreak in the country and the second one this year. MSF quickly launched its intervention, within the response plan of the Congolese ministry of Health. The epidemic is not under control yet and new cases appeared more than hundred kilometres away from the epicentre.
9-23 | SOS MEDITERRANEE and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are reeling from the announcement by the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) that it has been forced to revoke the registration of the search and rescue ship Aquarius, under blatant economic and political pressure from the Italian government. This announcement condemns hundreds of men, women and children who are desperate to reach safety to a watery grave, and deals a major blow to the life-saving humanitarian mission of the Aquarius, the only remaining non-governmental search and rescue vessel in the Central Mediterranean.