Friday, December 30, 2005

The Child Died

There are calls for a royal commission following the sudden death of a two-year-old African refugee in Australia.

Richard Niyonsaba, a chronically ill boy from Burundi, died within 24 hours of arriving in the country.

According to The Australian newspaper report, the family fled an African refugee camp in November and sought medical treatment in Australia for the child’s chronic sickle-cell anaemia.

The African community leaders are saying that most refugees are not getting the level of support and care they need for survival during the early days of arrival.

The tragedy could have been prevented!
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