‘Darkness surrounds me’: Nauru child refugee paints pictures of despair

A succession of psychiatrists and doctors who have attempted to treat Ahoora have consistently reported it is his detention on Nauru that is damaging his mental health. He has a series of behavioural tics and, when frightened, chews his clothing until he disintegrates it. He is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder exacerbated by his continued detention and the absence of any hope for his future.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/27/darkness-surrounds-me-nauru-child-refugee-paints-pictures-of-despair?CMP=share_btn_fb

Manus and Nauru do not stop the boats, say asylum seekers in Indonesia

‘‘Making [Nauru and Manus] like a zoo that everyone is seeing around the world, [saying] ‘Don’t come to Australia or else this happens to you’ – this is not the thing that is impacting people not to come,’’ said Mozhgan Moarefizadeh, an Iranian refugee and advocate.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/manus-and-nauru-do-not-stop-the-boats-say-asylum-seekers-in-indonesia-20180823-p4zzde.html?mc_cid=254f328cc5&mc_eid=63743e84d5

Refugee children on Nauru are Googling how to kill themselves, whistleblower warns

"Am I concerned that children could die in Nauru, that some of these refugee children could die? I'm absolutely concerned about that. I'm reasonably surprised that no-one has," said Dr Vernon Reynolds, a former child psychiatrist on the island employed by the Australian Government's contractor, International Health and Medical Services (IHMS).

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-27/refugee-children-on-nauru-googling-how-to-kill-themselves/10153568?pfmredir=sm