More than 2,000 leaked reports detail widespread abuse and trauma among children and women at Australia’s offshore detention centre for asylum seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru.
The “incident reports”, published by the Guardian, reveal that self-harm and violence are commonplace at the centre.
Numerous reports relate to sexual assault and coercion of women at the centre.
The Australian government said many reports were “unconfirmed allegations”.
“The Australian Government continues to support the Nauruan Government to provide for the health, welfare and safety of all transferees and refugees,” a spokesperson for the immigration department said.