A Cork Based Somali Doctor Who Was Refused Asylum In Ireland Has Launched A High Court Challenge

She is appealing against her deportation order

Dr Muna Ali Hussan fled Somalia after she was threatened by militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab and went to Hungary where she was granted refugee status, however she traveled to Ireland in 2016 following a number of racially motivated attacks. 

Dr Hussan has been awarded a languages scholarship at UCC however she has been unable to sit exams to practise medicine in Ireland because she does not have refugee status and as a result lacks the correct papers. 

The High Court has recently granted the young medic permission for a Judicial review of her case. 

Speaking to RedFM News, Dr Jacqui O'Riordan from UCC's School of Applied Social Studies outlines why Dr Hussan left Hungary: 

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