UN Attack Nauru’s Treatment Of Asylum Seeker Children
The United Nations has criticised the Nauruan Government’s treatment of asylum seeker and refugee children, urging the Pacific nation to improve its performance on a number of fronts. In its latest report, the UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child found children in Nauru faced big risks as a result of being held in the controversial facilities. “Asylum seeking and refugee children face significant physical and developmental risks as a result of living in cramped, humid and lifethreatening conditions in the Regional Processing Centres,” the 17-page report states.
It also highlighted the “inhuman and degrading treatment, including physical, psychological and sexual abuse, against asylum seeking and refugee children living in the Regional Processing Cen tres.” Another concern out lined in the report, released this week, was increasing restrictions on media access to the tin island nation.