In December we held a joint webinar with the British Medical Association and Medicines Sans Frontières. This event discussed the severe health impacts of the UK’s policy to remove people seeking asylum in the UK to Rwanda. It shone light the parallels with Australia’s failed offshore detention policy where people seeking asylum were detained on Nauru and Manus Islands with horrific consequences for their health.

Speakers included

  • Prof. Martin McKee – chair
  • Dr Rachel Bingham, clinical advisor at Medical Justice (pictured)
  • Prof Cornelius Katona MD FRCPsych, Hon Medical and Research Director, Helen Bamber Foundation and Hon Professor, Division of Psychiatry UCL
  • Reem Mussa, humanitarian advisor and coordinator of the Forced Migration Team in MSF’s analysis department
  • Elahe Zivardar, person with lived experience of being held on Nauru Island

The recording of our joint event is now available. you can access this here:

Indefinite despair – Health consequences of the UK’s plan to expel asylum seekers to Rwanda – YouTube