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‘Finally, a life’: Canada comes to the rescue when a refugee family loses hope in Australia

Dima, Hani and their son escaped the hopelessness of detention through sponsorship that led to permanent residency, in Toronto

Dima first appeared in the headlines three years ago.

  • Helen Davidson
  • The Guardian

Back then, she was a 37-year-old anonymous refugee on Nauru with a potentially life-threatening pregnancy, being refused a critically needed transfer to Australia.

When the Australian government finally agreed, Nauru’s ministry refused to let her go.

Eventually, at 38 weeks pregnant, suffering suspected pre-eclampsia and…

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