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‘People just lost hope’: After Australia’s election, asylum seekers attempted suicide

‘People just lost hope’: After Australia’s election, asylum seekers attempted suicide
Thursday 23
7:2 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters flanked by his wife, Jenny, and daughters Lily, right, and Abbey, after his opponent conceded in the federal election in Sydney on Sunday. (Rick Rycroft/AP) For years, asylum seekers trying to reach Australia by boat have been turned away, sent instead to offshore processing centers in Nauru and on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island, where they have lingered indefinitely, hoping to be resettled elsewhere. Medical and human rights experts have warned that their isolation on the islands is dangerous: Some children detained on Nauru have self-harmed or developed resignation syndrome, a ...

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Summary: Hundreds of asylum-seekers have been stranded on two Pacific islands for years.

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