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Iraq: Populations displaced by violence remain isolated and deprived of assistance

The recent increase of violence in Iraq has left an estimated 1.8 million people displaced since January 2014, according to official figures. Nearly half of them have found refuge in schools, camps or unfinished buildings in the...

Italy and the EU must not abandon refugees at sea

One year after the tragic shipwreck off the island of Lampedusa in Italy, wars such as in Syria, protracted crises and chaos in Libya continue to push an unprecedented number of refugees to Europe. As the patients Médecins Sans...

Intensive Refugee Health course at James Cook University


James Cook University through the Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Médecins Sans Frontières have collaborated for a number of years to equip students with knowledge and skills appropriate to addressing health challenges in refugee/IDP settings.  This partnership has resulted in a co-facilitated intensive block course, Refugee Health (TM5536), offered annually in Townsville for Masters of Public Health/Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine students at James Cook University, Médecins Sans Frontières field staff and external applicants. For inquiries please contact the Anton Breinl Centre directly.