4 Sisters Spent Years Trapped in a Detention Camp. New Life has Struggles.

Now in America after growing up in detention on a remote Pacific island, four young sisters grapple with the years they lost. https://www.buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/sisters-refugees-nauru-australia-florida

“I say, ‘I come from Burma’. And they say, ‘How long have you been here?’ ‘I’ve been here a couple of months’,” Zainab says, running through a typical conversation. The next question is usually: “How do you know how to speak English?” The answer is that Zainab’s family spent four and a half years in Australian immigration detention, much of it in the notorious camp on the Pacific island of Nauru.
— Buzzfeed August 10, 2019