Cameron deeply concerned by tent accommodation on Nauru | Pacific Beat

Cameron deeply concerned by tent accommodation on Nauru

Cameron deeply concerned by tent accommodation on Nauru

Updated 13 November 2012, 10:13 AEST

Hundreds of asylum seekers on Nauru enter their thirteenth day of hunger strike today.

Asylum seekers say that another 23 detainees who arrived in the detention centre yesterday have now joined the strike.

And there remain ongoing concerns for the health of an Iranian man known as Omid who has now not eaten for 33 days.

The asylum seekers on Nauru have also posted to a facebook page, saying they are not receiving proper medical treatment, and renewing their calls to be taken to the Australian mainland to be processed.

The Australian Labor Party under Prime Minister Juila Gillard is responsible for the offshore detention for asylum seekers in Nauru, but some members of the party are speaking out, saying they are worried about conditions in the camp.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Senator Doug Cameron, Australian government backbencher

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