Tag: nauru

Refugee advocates say no to the ‘lifetime ban’ bill, No conditions on New Zealand resettlement

| October 23, 2018 | Reply

The Refugee Action Coalition is calling on all Labor, Green and Independent politicians to completely reject the Liberals’ lifetime ban bill that would ban any refugees sent to Manus and Nauru from ever entering Australia. This is no justification for accepting any Liberal conditions on New Zealand’s offer to resettle 150 refugees. Legal action will […]

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Nauru police arrest attempted suicide victim

| October 8, 2018 | Reply

Nauruan police have arrested a 36-year-old Iranian refugees after he attempted suicide on Nauru today, Monday 9 October. The refugee swallowed washing powder at the Anibare camp, around 4.30pm (Nauru time). Although the man was in obvious distress, and struggled to strand, instead of an ambulance being called, police arrived and placed him under arrest. […]

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Nauru government evicts Médecins Sans Frontières from the island

| October 6, 2018 | Reply

The Nauru government has ended the role of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders on the island. MSF emailed various clients today Saturday, 6 October informing them that all MSF services finish today – email pasted below. According to the MSF web site, the humanitarian association has only operated on the island since late […]

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Photos from Nauru reveal the Australian government’s real priorities

| September 4, 2018 | Reply

While millions of dollars are splashed for lavish reception rooms for government officials, the Nauru hospital does not even have the most basic of facilities. Below are photos of the Nauru hospital taken Monday 6 September, and photos of one of the reception rooms for the Pacific Islands Forum, in the Nauru Civic Centre. Behind […]

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Nauru rushes to demolish refugee tents before Pacific Islands Forum

| August 27, 2018 | Reply

Last minute efforts are underway on Nauru to get all families and children out of the mouldy tents of RPC 3, the family compound, before the Pacific Islands Forum gets underway in Nauru on 1 September. Requests by families to move out of RPC 3 were rejected as recently as 7 August (by Australian Border […]

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Fourteen refugees fly from Nauru to US today

| July 29, 2018 | Reply

Fourteen more refugees, mostly single men – Rohingyan, Afghans, and Pakistanis – left Nauru this afternoon, Sunday 29 July, to be resettled in the US. The group also includes the single Iranian woman who was previously, incorrectly, reported to have left Nauru on 15 July. The Iranian woman is the only Iranian from Nauru or […]

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Twenty three refugees leave Nauru for the US

| July 22, 2018 | Reply

Twenty-three refugees flew from Nauru to the US today, Sunday 22 July. The group includes two Rohingyan families, one couple with their three children; the other a father and his two sons. The rest are single men – Rohingyan, Afghans, Pakistanis and Tamils. The refugees’ final destinations include New York, Oregon and Colorada. Over 1520 […]

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Thirty more refugees fly to the US but despair grows

| July 8, 2018 | Reply

Around 36 refugees have flown from Nauru to the US today, Sunday, 8 July. The refugees are Afghan, Pakistani, Rohingyan and one Tamil family. There are no refugees from Iran or Somalia, or any countries among Trump’s list of travel-ban countries, which account for around a half of all refugees on Manus and Nauru. The […]

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Nauru petition calls for Fariborz’s body and family to be brought to Australia

| July 2, 2018 | Reply

More than two weeks since Fariborz Karami died on Nauru, the Australian Border Force (ABF) has made no arrangements to meet his family’s request that his body be buried in Australia. The Iranian community on Nauru has initiated a petition calling for the ABF to respect the family’s wishes and make immediate arrangements for Fariborz’s […]

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Nauru cancels refugee day

| June 19, 2018 | Reply

The Nauru government has cancelled its World Refugee Day event scheduled for Wednesday, 20 June. The cancellation is not surprising; there is little sign of a duty of care for the refugees on Nauru, who have become a cash cow for the government at the behest of the Australian government. While millions of dollars are […]

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