Canberra, The Australian government plans to

remove migrant detention centers run on Nauru Island and transfer

nearly 40 children of asylum-seekers by the end of this year.

Former Attorney General George Brandis, the current

Australian High Commissioner in Britain, has confirmed the Australian

government’s plan in an interview with BBC in London

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been under intense

political pressure for the transfer of children from Nauru, after doctors

warned of increasing mental health problems among residents of

detention centers.

About 900 asylum seekers, who arrived in Australia by boats,

were expelled since 2013 to Nauru; a small remote country to the

northeast of Australia, home to some 13,000 people.

Source: Oman News Agency