Newborn baby Farus and his mother, Rohingyan asylum seeker Latifar, face the threat of a return to detention on Nauru. Latifar was separated from her baby for several days after the birth, while he remained in hospital. They are now together in detention in Brisbane. But now the threat of being sent to Nauru is hanging over their heads.
Not only are there no adequate maternity facilities on Nauru, it is also clear that new babies could not be properly cared for in the primitive conditions of the family camp detention centre. Formula and bottles would be impossible to prepare when the only running water in the camp is at the toilets and showers.
The treatment of this family is nothing short of despicable and reveals the heartlessness at the centre of the Coalition’s refugee policies.
We demand that you:
* Rule out sending Latifar, her family and her newborn baby Farus back to Nauru
* Immediately bring all families and children back from Nauru, as the first step to ending detention for refugees completely
Read Sydney Morning Herald article about conditions on Nauru "Abbott's new world order" here
Latest info on Latifah and her baby here