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Almost 90% of children brought from Nauru suffered physical health problems

Nearly 80% reported one or more mental health symptoms, research shows, with 45% reporting a suicide attempt or self-harm

Nearly nine in 10 children brought from offshore processing on Nauru to Australia were suffering physical health conditions, including malnutrition and dental disease, while almost 80% reported one or more mental health symptoms, new research has revealed.

Nearly half – 45% – had reported suicidal ideation, a suicide attempt, or self-harm.

The deleterious impact of conditions in detention on Nauru has been previously revealed as particularly acute on children: by psychiatrists on the…

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