Tag: nauru

Fifth group of refugees leave Nauru for the US

| March 4, 2018 | Reply

The fifth group of refugees will leave Nauru today (Sunday, 4 March) to be resettled in the US. The group of 29 refugees (21 adults and 8 children) comprises four families (two Sri Lankan, one Rohingyan and one Afghan), and single men from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The departure of this group brings the […]

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Twenty-two refugees leave Nauru for the United States

| February 11, 2018 | Reply

The second group of refugees to leave Nauru for resettlement in the United States are leaving Nauru this afternoon, Nauru time. The 22 refugees are flying from Nauru to the United States, via Fiji, to Los Angeles. Except for one couple, a Rohingyan man and his wife, the other refugees leaving today (Sunday, 11 February) […]

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Nauru independence celebration overshadowed by prison island’s neglect and abuse

| January 31, 2018 | Reply

Today, 31 January, marks the high point of independence celebrations on Nauru (see photos). Curiously the celebrations have been marked by the government lifting the ban on Facebook that was imposed in 2015, as part of the crackdown on democratic rights that also removed the right to protest, when hundreds of asylum seekers began to […]

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Fears for two-week old refugee baby on Nauru

| January 26, 2018 | Reply

There are serious concerns for the welfare of a two-week baby boy on Nauru. The baby was born to Iranian refugees on 12 January. The baby has a seriously infected umbilicus that has been left untreated since Thursday after the baby’s mother was turned away at the Nauru hospital being told that the baby was […]

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Nauru refugees petition against delays and exclusion from the US

| January 22, 2018 | Reply

Around 500 Nauruan refugees have signed a petition (Nauru resettlement petition) directed to Australian Border Force demanding a timetable for refugee resettlement; to be immediately resettled in Australia pending any further resettlement options and to reunite families that have been separated by Border Force and offshore detention policies. Around 130 refugees are expected to fly […]

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Grave fears for brain-injured refugee on Nauru

| November 18, 2017 | Reply

A 28 year-old Rohingyan refugee injured in a motorbike accident on Nauru this morning around 7.00am has been unconscious in the RON hospital since this afternoon (Saturday 18 November). The accident between two motorbikes happened on the Fly Camp Rd, the same road where a refugees was killed on 2 November. It is understood that […]

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Nauruan driver arrested after death of Bangladeshi asylum seeker

| November 4, 2017 | Reply

The Nauruan driver of the vehicle involved in the death of a Bangladeshi asylum seeker on Nauru has been arrested. The exact charge is not known. The Bangladeshi refugee who was riding a motor bike when he was killed on the Fly Camp Rd (called after the nearby Fly Camp for single men) on Nauru, […]

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Twenty-seven refugees leave Nauru for the US

| September 27, 2017 | Reply

Twenty-seven refugees left Nauru this morning bound for Port Moresby, the first leg of a 50-hour long journey to be resettled in the USA. The group included families, single men and single women, from a variety of countries including Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka, Somalia and Burma. They are being sent to live (some with relatives) […]

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Refugees’ statement from new protests on Nauru

| August 2, 2017 | Reply

The increasing frustration at the lies and delays has seen two protests on Nauru – last Sunday and Monday nights – at camp 3. Below is the statement that they released: We have waited long enough! We have a right to be free and to know our future! We were tricked into being transferred to […]

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US deal inadequate and uncertain

| June 28, 2017 | Reply

The Coalition government’s resettlement deal with the US is an admission that Manus and Nauru are a dead end. But the band-aid deal is inadequate and uncertain. The election of racist Donald Trump as President has put a question mark over how many of the refugees the US will accept. Progress has been appallingly slow. When […]

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