Refugee Action

This site has plenty of valuable information and is set in Australia. This website explains the stories of refugee children as if from their perspective. I chose one to discuss because it demonstrates the lack of humanity and care these centers have, even towards children. Faisal: Escaping imminent danger in Iran, Faisal’s parents took the family to Australia. Faisal was only 4 years old. He witnessed a detainee setting fire to his room and several detainees threaten to kill themselves. Faisal became sick and traumatized. He stopped eating, drinking, and talking. He was hospitalized 8 times and later placed in a foster home. Now, most of his family is out of the detention center and he smiles some more. The Australian Minister for Immigration said that it’s the parents’ responsibility to stop their kids from seeing traumatizing sights.

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