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BREAKING: Today on Nauru, 38 kids woke to the news that after 5 years of being imprisoned, they’ll be coming to Australia before Christmas.

This is incredible news. It means that these children and their families will soon experience safety and protection, likely for the first time in their lives. It also means that pressure on the government is working. Will you add your voice?

The campaign isn’t over yet: there are 100 families still at risk on Nauru, and hundreds of men trapped on Manus Island. We still don’t know if these children and their families will be allowed to stay in Australia so they can begin to rebuild their lives in our communities.

In a politically unprecedented move, Médecins Sans Frontières is campaigning for the immediate evacuation of all asylum seekers and refugees from Nauru and for an end to the Australian offshore detention policy.
 
 
Petitioning Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, Immigration Minister David Coleman, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Shadow Immigration Minister Shayne Neumann
I support MSF's call to immediately evacuate asylum seekers & refugees from Nauru.
 

Petition by Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders 
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I support MSF’s call for the immediate evacuation of all asylum seekers and refugees from Nauru and for an end to the Australian offshore detention policy.

After almost one year of activity on Nauru Island, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was informed on 5th of October by the Government of Nauru that our mental health activities were 'no longer required' and that our activities should cease within 24 hours.

The mental health situation of refugees on the island is beyond desperate. We strongly condemn the Australian policy of indefinite, unfair offshore detention which is the real cause of the situation of mental health distress among refugees and asylum seekers on the island.   

"We were particularly shocked by the many children suffering from traumatic withdrawal syndrome, where their status deteriorated to the extent they were unable to eat, drink, or even walk to the toilet." — Dr Beth O'Connor, MSF psychiatrist.

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Thank you for your efforts supporting this initiative.

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams' activities are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.

 
 
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