The results of the medical checks on most of the detained migrant children have not yet been made public. Border Protection Custody is seeking the additional help of other Government Agencies to provide adequate cover. They say that in just the month of November 5,283 accompanied or lone children have been detained.
The number for December is expected to appreciably exceed this. Most children and adults only remain a few days with this sector, and are then sent to longer term immigration service holding areas. The issue of suffer the little children, is turning into a major crisis amidst the migration exodus.