MSF says Peter Dutton wrong to claim it wasn't contracted to treat Nauru refugees

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Médecins Sans Frontières contradicts minister as he bats away questions on asylum seeker mental health crisis

The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, has sought to bat away questions about the mental health crisis on Nauru by wrongly saying Médecins Sans Frontières was not contracted to look after refugees and asylum seekers.

Dutton was addressing the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday, just hours after MSF confirmed the Nauruan government had forced it to leave the island, ending its psychological and psychiatric health services.

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