Nauru counsellor escaped a refugee camp only to put himself back in a detention centre

  • Riziki Saidi has plenty of reasons to never want to set foot in a refugee camp again.

Instead, he decided to return to work as a torture and trauma counsellor at the Australian Government’s detention centre on Nauru.

  • Gabriella Marchant
  • ABC

He would like to go back there again after recently finishing a 12-month contract on the Pacific island.

Mr Saidi spent eight years raising six children in a camp with his wife, Mwajemi, after a harrowing journey fleeing their home in the warring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

On the way, he was separated from Mwajemi and…

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