An international medical charity has been ordered to cease its work in Nauru

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International medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières says the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has ordered it to cease its work there. MSF says that for 11 months it has provided mental health care to both the Nauru population and asylum seekers housed in a detention centre set up by Australia.

The charity has urged the Nauru government to reconsider, calling its own work life-saving. The authorities have not commented. The detention centre on Nauru was set up by Australia in a controversial deal to house boat people intercepted while trying to reach Australian shores.

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