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BFM: Impact of Immigration Detention on Children



VoC Chair, Sharmila Sekaran (representing CRCM) was on BFM, discussing the impact of immigration detention on children with Mr Alex Lui, Clinical psychologist, and two youth from the camp recently organized for refugee and Malaysian youth.  The “Freedom Is” campaign organized by civil society organizations, calls for an end to immigration detention of children.

If you missed the discussion, click on the BFM logo or heading below to download or listen to the podcast!



BFM Live & Learn: Locking up Refugee Children in Detention Centres

Alex Lui, Clinical Psychologist | Sharmila Sekaran, Child Rights Coalition Malaysia | Daarshini Rajendran & Yasmin Mohamad, Youth Camp Participants

Each year, hundreds of refugee children, some as young as babies, are detained in immigration detention centres for months on ends in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without enough food, clean water and medical care. What are the impact on children, especially if they are separated from their parents? This year, Voice of the Children and Suara Kanak-kanak organized a youth camp where 23 Malaysian and refugee children spend a weekend together to give them a chance to learn about each other’s lives.


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