RAC: Iranian refugee on Nauru attempts suicide

Iranian refugee on Nauru attempts suicide after US resettlement application rejected, advocate says

ABC News – 9 May 2018

The Refugee Action Coalition says an Iranian woman on Nauru has attempted to take her own life after having her application for resettlement in the United States rejected.

Key points:

  • Around 150 refugees have been given appointments with US officials
  • More than 70 people have been rejected in the past two days

The reported suicide attempt last night (local time) came after the first day of appointments with US officials who are telling refugees if they have been accepted or rejected for resettlement in the United States.

About 150 refugees were given appointments, but almost half of them had already been rejected.

  • The office of Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said it had no comment on the incident.

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