Refugee who set herself alight in dire condition

A SOMALI refugee is reported to be in a dire situation in a Brisbane hospital after setting herself alight on Nauru.

Hodan Yasin, 21, was transferred to Brisbane on Tuesday morning after suffering critical injuries from self-inflicted burns a day earlier.

Her actions came less than a week after an Iranian man Omid Masoumali also set himself alight on Nauru before dying in Royal Brisbane Hospital on Friday.

The Immigration Minister Peter Dutton told the federal parliament yesterday afternoon that Ms Yasin remained in a critical condition.

He said health staff numbers, including mental health officers, were being bolstered on Nauru.

Meanwhile, the United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned the existing policy of offshore processing and prolonged detention was harmful and untenable.

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