Tag: nauru

Nauruan refugees appeal to Nauruan locals to oppose cruel policy

| February 27, 2015 | Reply

In the run up to Friday’s protest, the Nauruan refugees are distributing a leaflet (image and text below) appealing for the help of local Nauruans to oppose the Nauruan government’s collaboration with Australia’s cruel policy of offshore processing. From : Nauru refugees To : People of Nauru At 2013 the Australian parliament approved a new [...]

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Nauru refugee protest disrupts Dutton dinner

| February 19, 2015 | Reply

A government dinner for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, hosted by the President of Nauru, was disrupted after refugees discovered Dutton at the restaurant adjacent to one of the refugee camps. (See photos). Alerted to Dutton’s presence, refugees began a spontaneous demonstration, chanting, “Freedom,” Justice,” “shut down offshore.” As the word spread more refugees came from [...]

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Pregnant refugee attempts suicide on Nauru – one more reason to close Nauru

| February 12, 2015 | Reply

An eight months pregnant Somali refugee attempted suicide by drowning last night (Wednesday night, 11 February) on Nauru. The Somali refugee who lives with her husband in the Nibok area, made the suicide attempt around 10pm Nauru time. The Somali woman was rescued by a returning fisherman and was transported to hospital. She is still [...]

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Human Rights Commission inquiry damns Nauru not fit for children; not fit for anyone

| February 12, 2015 | Reply

The Human Rights Commission inquiry has revealed shocking details of the detention conditions on Nauru. “The lack of water, the lack of basic clothing and shoes, the lack of proper education facilities; all of this reveals a detention regime in which children are simply pawns of government policy,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee [...]

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Cambodians Nauru visit ends in protest

| January 20, 2015 | Reply

The International Organisation of Migration may have signed a deal with Cambodia to assist transferring refugees from Nauru to Cambodia; but no-one is interested. The visit by three Cambodian officials to the Nauru detention ended last weekend without any asylum seekers or refugees expressing an interest in going to Cambodia. The Cambodian officials came to [...]

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Nauruan refugee girls attacked at school

| December 8, 2014 | Reply

Three refugee high school girls were confronted by around 15 teenage Nauruan boys around 11.00am, last Friday (5 December) at their class room at Nauruan College. The boys came to the refugees’ English class, threatening and abusing them before physically attacking the three girls. One young woman has been left with soreness and bruising to [...]

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Tricked and abused: pregnant women were forced off Darwin bus

| December 3, 2014 | Reply

Information from the families of the pregnant women who refused to leave the bus in Darwin after being brought from Nauru to Australia has revealed a shocking story of trickery and abuse. Contrary to earlier information, the two pregnant women were dragged off the bus between 5.30 and 6pm on Monday afternoon. Adnan, whose wife [...]

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Immigration separates asylum seeker mother and baby again. Close Nauru: it’s unfit for mothers

| May 7, 2014 | Reply

An Iranian woman brought from Nauru to Brisbane in April to give birth to a premature baby is only seeing her new born son for around one and a half hours a day. Fatema went into premature labour on Nauru and was brought to the Brisbane Royal Children’s Hospital, where she gave birth to a [...]

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Nauru dengue fever outbreak raises health concerns for asylum seekers

| April 16, 2014 | Reply

An outbreak of dengue fever has hit Nauru, raising concerns for the short-term and long-term heath and welfare of asylum seekers being held on the island. At least three people (staff and detainees) have been confirmed suffering dengue fever. Another 12 cases are presently confirmed in the Nauruan population by a spokesperson for the Nauru [...]

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Urgent legal action to prevent pregnant woman being returned to Nauru

| February 14, 2014 | Reply

Last minute legal action is underway in an effort to prevent the government from removing a pregnant Iranian woman to Nauru. She has been told she will be returned there as soon as Sunday.

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