Tag: nauru

Refugee husband says Nauru fire was suicide attempt

| May 25, 2016 | Reply

The fire that gutted the unit in the Nauru refugee camp, Anuijo, on Monday, May 23, was part of a suicide attempt, according the husband of the woman who was rescued from the burning unit. (See photos and report here.) The Iranian woman was given oxygen at the Nauru hospital after being rescued from the […]

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House fire in Nauru family camp

| May 23, 2016 | Reply

A fire has broken out in one of the units inside the family camp, RPC 3, on Nauru. It is understood that the Iranian woman who was alone in the unit at the time was rescued by a security officer, before any firefighters arrived. The woman has been taken to the Nauru hospital. The woman’s […]

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Critical refugee mother and baby medivacced from Nauru

| May 13, 2016 | Reply

A 22 year-old Somali refugee mother, Naima, and her premature baby boy, have been airlifted, in separate planes, from Nauru in emergency circumstances last night. Both were considered to be in critical condition when they left Nauru. Naima underwent a casearian operation on Nauru, yesterday afternoon, and the baby was born one month premature. Naima […]

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Refugee advocates warn against any removals to Nauru

| May 10, 2016 | Reply

The Refugee Action Coalition has warned the government against sending refugees back to Nauru, in the present circumstances. At least two people detained in the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) have been told that they could be returned to Nauru “soon”. Astonishingly, one of the people told that will be sent to Nauru is a […]

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Dutton lies, refugees die

| May 3, 2016 | Reply

Despite the Immigration Minister’s attempts to deflect the blame, it is the government that is responsible for the appalling conditions they have created on Nauru. Dutton even created his own “children overboard” moment by suggesting there was a threat from refugees to ‘assets’ on Nauru. Dutton boasts about the money invested in a new hospital […]

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Another refugee sets fire to herself on Nauru

| May 2, 2016 | Reply

A 21 year-old Somali female refugee, Hadon, has set fire to herself on Nauru. She is presently at the Nauru hospital. The Refuge Action Coalition understands that an air ambulance has already been called to medivac Hadon to Australia. Witnesses say she is badly burned – saying all her clothes have been burned off. One […]

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Nauru 40 days: protest for Omid

| April 28, 2016 | Reply

Asylum seekers and refugees continue their protest on Nauru – for the fortieth day. This day focussed on Omid. Chants rang out: We only want freedom; Shut Down Offshore; Transfield, Transfield, shame on you; It was also the day, that Omid, suffering extreme burns, waited more than 24 hours for a medivac flight to Brisbane. […]

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Noose tightens on Manus Island

| April 28, 2016 | Reply

Further legal action, in the PNG Supreme Court, on behalf of hundreds of detainees presently on Manus Island is scheduled for Monday 2 May. The action to enforce the constitutional rights of the asylum seekers sent to Manus by the Australian government will seek more explicit orders from the court for the release and return […]

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Nauru in meltdown – two women missing

| April 27, 2016 | Reply

There are fears that three refugees taken around 3.00am from the Brisbane Transit Accommodation by Border Force officers have been sent back to Nauru. Two of them were seen being bodily carried out of the detention centre by their arms and legs. The three, one Somali woman, an Iranian and a Sri Lankan, had been […]

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Fears of attempted suicide charge following Nauru refugee arrest after attempted self-immolation

| April 20, 2016 | Reply

Refugee advocates are concerned that another refugee will charged with attempted suicide after Nauru police arrested a 38-year-old Iranian refugee on Tuesday afternoon. The Iranian refugee had splashed himself with petrol and set himself alight before neighbours intervened with a fire extinguisher to prevent a catastrophe. Fire-fighters and police attended the incident, with police arresting […]

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