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January 15, 2016

Poor State of Italian Refugee Shelters Leads Doctors Without Borders to Halt Aid

The conditions in some refugee holding facilities in Italy are so substandard that the international aid group Doctors Without Borders has ceased working with them, Kavitha Surana writes on Quartz

The aid organization had been providing medical and psycological care in conjunction with the country's health ministry since February 2015. In November, the medical group sent a report to Italy's Parliamentary Commission documenting conditions that included cockroach infestations, overcrowding, lack of seperate spaces for men, women, and children, and leaks and mold.