From Nauru to limbo: the anguish of Australia’s last asylum seeker in Cambodia

Rohingya Mohammad Roshid says he despairs at being stranded with no support from Australia, the nation that set up his transfer.

Mohammad Roshid is hardly alone among refugees sent to Nauru and Manus Island by Australia when he says he feels “hopeless and broken” and that he is “stuck in limbo without a future in sight”.

But Roshid’s despair is unique, thanks to his decision in 2015 to take up the offer of a transfer to Cambodia, one of only 10 asylum seekers held offshore to do so. The other nine have since managed to leave the country.

Only Roshid remains, trapped in a poor country with no possibility of becoming a citizen and no support from the country that promoted his move – Australia.

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