Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Oh No! 21-Year-Old Refugee Sets Herself On Fire

A 21-year-old Somali asylum seeker has set herself on fire at an Australian offshore processing center on the pacific island of Nauru, less than a week after refugee advocates say she was forcibly sent back there. The woman, named by refugee advocates as Hodan Yasin, is currently in a critical condition according to Australian Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton. She has been transferred to Australia for medical treatment.

On Sunday, another refugee, named as Omid, died in an Australian hospital after setting himself alight on Nauru two days earlier in the presence of United Nations officials, CBN reports.

Critics say the self-immolations reflect the desperation of refugees living under Australia's controversial immigration policy. 

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