Australia can’t be allowed to play politics with refugees’ lives any more

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There is an urgent medical crisis on Nauru and Manus. It needs an urgent medical solution, not a political one

  • Freya Dinshaw
  • The Guardian

I have seen up close how six years of abject hopelessness can viciously conquer a person’s body and mind to the point where they are a shadow of a human being.

A man, barely in his 30s, left catatonic, unable to speak, unable to eat, wasting away in a bed.

A woman attempting to take her own life, disengaged from the world, so weak she can’t lift her head or stand upright.

Parents anxiously taking shifts to watch their daughter night and day to make sure she…

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