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Omon Okor

I lived in Nigeria for my entire childhood. When I came to the United States, my eyes were opened as to how unaware other countries were to the overwhelming economic and cultural challenges of Africa.  It was then I knew I was meant to dedicate my life to bringing a voice to those still in the shadows and to enlighten those totally unaware of the atrocities women and children in Africa endure.

Somalian Sets Herself on Fire at Nauru Detention

Somali born Hodan Yasin died after setting herself on fire at Nauru detention
Somalian Sets Herself on Fire at Nauru Detention2

Somali refugee who set herself alight in the Nauru detention center has arrived in Brisbane for treatment. Hodan Yasin, 21, suffered critical injuries on Monday, and was treated at the Nauru hospital by Australian doctors. She was flown to Brisbane this morning, and taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for treatment

The Senate inquiry had grilled the Border Force officials about the time frame surrounding the medical evacuations. Deputy Commissioner, Cindy Briscoe, told the senators aircraft already on Nauru were not suitable for the evacuation and planes had to be sent from Australia.

Author
Omon Okor

I lived in Nigeria for my entire childhood. When I came to the United States, my eyes were opened as to how unaware other countries were to the overwhelming economic and cultural challenges of Africa.  It was then I knew I was meant to dedicate my life to bringing a voice to those still in the shadows and to enlighten those totally unaware of the atrocities women and children in Africa endure.



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