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The trauma of life in limbo for refugees and asylum seekers in immigration detention – podcast

A protester outside an immigration detention facility in Melbourne, Austraila. FiledIMAGE/Shutterstock Gemma Ware, The Conversation and Justin Bergman, The Conversation The life of limbo for people in immigration detention is often deeply traumatic. In this week’s episode of The Conversation Weekly, we talk to two experts on immigration detention in Australia and the UK about why people are waiting months, …

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Self-harm in immigration detention has risen sharply. Here are 6 ways to address this health crisis

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DARREN ENGLAND/AAP Kyli Hedrick, University of Melbourne and Rohan Borschmann, University of Melbourne Newly published data have revealed the number of self-harm incidents in Australia’s immigration detention centres spiked during the first seven months of this year. While rates of self-harm among detained asylum seekers were already known to be high – in fact, 200 times higher than in the …

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