Tag: nauru

Nauru open camp meaningless: young refugees attacked

| October 4, 2015 | Reply

Two eighteen year-old refugees have been attacked on Nauru. The attack took place around 11.30pm on Wednesday, 30 September as the two refugees returned to their camp at Ewa. The two men, Jafar, an Afghan refugee, and Zijah, a Pakistani refugee, were ambushed as they were walking into the Ewa refugee camp, by up to […]

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Urgent action needed to end the horror on Nauru; raped refugees must be brought to Australia

| September 29, 2015 | Reply

There have been increased threats against refugees on Nauru this morning, following the broadcast of the ABC’s 7.30 program on Monday night highlighting recent alleged incidents of rape on the island. This morning, Tuesday 29 September, one Somali refugee was approached and threatened by two local men who told her, “We will kill you. We […]

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First refugee baby born on Nauru but there’s no future

| September 21, 2015 | Reply

A Rohingya baby became the first baby born to a refugee family on Nauru on Friday 18 September. The baby girl, Nourkayas, was 3kg, and mother (Mama Citi) and baby are reported doing well (baby photo available on request). Nourkayas is the third child for the Rohingya family that already includes a 7 year-old boy […]

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Immigration does nothing as fears grow for health of Nauru asylum seeker rape victim

| August 18, 2015 | Reply

Fears are growing for the health of the 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker on Nauru who has been held in isolation since being the victim of a savage sexual assault in May. Nazinan’s physical and mental health has deteriorated badly since the attack. She has not been eating or drinking for the last few weeks and […]

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Close Manus petition to be tabled in Senate

| June 16, 2015 | Reply

Caz Coleman, one of the most prominent advisers to the Coalition and successive Labour governments has described the Manus island and Nauru detention centres as beyond rescue and has called for all asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru to be bought to the mainland for claim processing. (The Guardian 9 June, 2015) A petition […]

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Minister must stop playing politics with Erfan’s arm

| June 6, 2015 | Reply

Refugee advocates are maintaining their call for the Immigration Minister to bring the 11 year-old Iranian refugee from Nauru to Australia for an urgent operation to reset his broken arm. Having dropped India, the latest proposal is for the government to send a Sydney doctor to Nauru to operate on the boy’s arm. “The government […]

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Concerns mount over Nauru hospital conditions; Nauru doctor recommends treatment offshore

| June 2, 2015 | Reply

Refugee advocates continue to urge the Immigration Minister to make immediate arrangements to bring Erfan, the 11 year-old with the broken arm, to Australia for urgent surgery. Even the resident doctor at the Nauru hospital now recommends offshore treatment, after another cast was placed on Erfan’s arm yesterday (1 June 2015): “I would strongly recommend […]

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Advocates call on Minister to bring 11 year-old refugee to Australia to save his arm

| June 1, 2015 | Reply

Refugee advocates are calling for the Immigration Minister to act immediately to bring an 11 year old Iranian refugee to Australian for an urgent operation to reset his broken arm. The 11 year old broke his arm when he fell off his bike on Nauru on 4 May. A cast was put on the arm […]

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Nauruan police finally admit asylum seeker was attacked

| May 20, 2015 | Reply

Nauruan police have finally admitted that an Iranian asylum seeker was savagely attacked last Saturday night, 16 May. The 23 year-old female Iranian asylum seeker had been stripped, seriously bashed and robbed. A sexual assault has not been confirmed, and the police have not been able to interview the victim. But after three days of […]

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Vicious assault on asylum seeker puts pall of fear over Nauru – protest demands Australian Immigration tells the truth

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

The savage physical attack on a 23 year-old female Iranian asylum seeker has cast a pall of fear over Nauru. On Saturday, 16 May, the young woman had been on day-release from the detention centre, visiting refugees in the community. She was expected to return to the detention centre by 5pm. Around 4.30pm, she left the house […]

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