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As attacks on refugees in Nauru continue fear is mounting. It is a small minority of Nauruans spreading ideas of hate, but their message is pervasive. A letter from the Youth Republic of Nauru circulated last week, calling on refugees to “go away” or “get ready for the bad things …waiting ahead”. It is in this atmosphere that young refugees are living their lives. One victim, attacked last week, is still suffering from an injury inflicted by thrown stones, and is believed to have lost 60 percent of vision in his left eye.

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