Last Sunday a teenage boy, feeling trapped and hopeless, attempted to end his own life by hanging himself in a detention centre on Nauru. The Iranian born refugee was reacting to US President Donald Trump's executive order, which authorises a temporary travel ban against seven Muslim dominated countries, including Iran, and a suspension of the US refugee program. The teenager, who has spent more than three years of his short life on Nauru, feared that he would never be able to leave the island because the executive order would jeopardise a deal brokered by Australia with the previous Obama administration for the resettlement of refugees from Nauru and Manus Island in the United States.
|Type||The Age: Comment|
|Media of output||Website|
|Publisher||Fairfax Business Media|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Feb 2017|