Nauru refugee sets himself on fire

| August 23, 2019 | Reply

A 36-year-old Pakistani refugee on Nauru has been badly burned after he set fire to himself in a suicide attempt, this morning, Friday 23 August.

The refugee set himself alight in front of a mental health doctor who was attending his room in the Ewa camp.

He has been taken to the notorious RON hospital. His present condition is not known.

“It is tragic that refugees have been left waiting so long for a secure future,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition, “After six years on Nauru, there is a serious mental health crisis. So many refugees have given up all hope. There have been so many warnings, but the government just sits on it hands while the number of casualties increase.”

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