There is an urgent medical crisis on Nauru and Manus. It needs an urgent medical solution, not a political one

I have seen up close how six years of abject hopelessness can viciously conquer a person’s body and mind to the point where they are a shadow of a human being.

A man, barely in his 30s, left catatonic, unable to speak, unable to eat, wasting away in a bed.

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Death is not a hypothetical in this situation

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