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Young woman who sought asylum dies in childbirth in Kerry

Apr 29, 2022 13:04 By radiokerrynews
Young woman who sought asylum dies in childbirth in Kerry Young woman who sought asylum dies in childbirth in Kerry
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A young woman, who was seeking asylum in Ireland, has died in childbirth in Tralee.

Zimbabwean national, Tatenda Faith Mukwata, died in childbirth at University Hospital Kerry while giving birth to a healthy baby girl.

The 29-year-old  who had three other children, lived with them at a direct provision centre in Kenmare.

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Members of MASI, an advocacy group for asylum seekers, visited Kenmare in recent days to support her children.

A spokesperson from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth offered condolences to Ms Mukwata's family and friends.

The department says where a person dies while they’re being provided with accommodation by IPAS, the International Protection Accommodation Service, the department works closely with the centre management to assist the person’s next-of-kin in accessing the full supports provided by the State.

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This is done to ensure that any residents affected by the death are assisted in accessing services that can support them during the difficult time.

 

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