ChilOut is starting 2017 with hope that the current situation will change for children in detention and that people like you will continue to fight with us. In 2016, ChilOut continued to be a trusted source of information on various platforms and helped spread real stories of people seeking asylum through our Ambassador program. This was made possible because of your ongoing support and encouragement.
At the start of 2016 there were a total of 142 children in detention centres. This included 88 children in detention in Australia and 54 children on Nauru. Currently, there are <5 children in detention in Australia and 45 children on Nauru. We will keep advocating to ensure that every child’s best interests are upheld in Australia despite their mode of arrival.
Let’s debunk the myth that there are no more children in detention. Please share this image on social media to show your support.
SOURCE: “ChilOut Newsletter.” January 2017 Edition
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