Tag: nauru

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 proposed resettlement deal with the US is an admission that Manus and Nauru are a dead end. But this band-aid deal is inadequate and uncertain. Since December, US officials have been conducting interviews with people on Manus Island and Nauru. But the election of racist Donald Trump as President has put a […]

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Australian government figures reveal US resettlement deal over 400 places short

| February 7, 2017 | Reply

According to the latest update from Operation Sovereign Borders, the combined number of refugees on Nauru and Manus Island is 1687. http://newsroom.border.gov.au/channels/Operation-Sovereign-Borders/releases/operation-sovereign-borders-monthly-update-january-3 The White House spokesperson was reported as saying the agreement between Australia and the US is for 1250 refugees. The number of recognised refugees on Nauru grows each day as more determinations are […]

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Car torched as Nauruan local terrorise refugee settlement

| December 17, 2016 | Reply

Nauruan locals have terrorised a refugee settlement on Nauru. Around 3.30am, Friday morning (16 December), refugees were awoken by locals shouting “F*** refugees; F*** Off; Go to America.” Doors were bashed and rocks pelted at the converted shipping containers that serve as refugee accommodation at Nibok. Air-conditioning units attached to the walls of the refugee […]

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Uncertainty surrounds US refugee deal: Australia needs to bring them here

| November 13, 2016 | Reply

LIFETIME BAN EXPOSED AS A STUNT The announcement by US Secretary of State, John Kerry and now by Malcolm Turnbull, that the US will consider refugees from Nauru referred to it by the UNHCR has done little to settle the issue of offshore detention. “It is an admission that Nauru and Manus Island are offshore […]

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Advocates warn against handing refugee settlement contract to Nauru government

| September 29, 2016 | Reply

Refugee advocates have warned the Australian government against handing any refugee settlement services contracts to the Nauru government or Nauru-run businesses. The concerns have risen since the Australian-run Connect Settlement Services indicated that it was pulling out of Nauru on December 7. Connect was contracted by the Australian government to provide services for refugees living […]

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Turnbull can’t hide Australia’s shame – Nauru fathers arrested following kids’ protest

| September 20, 2016 | Reply

Nauru’s detention regime has plunged further into crisis with the announcement that Connect will not re-tender to provide refugee services on the prison island. But the announcement is just one small symptom of a dysfunctional regime. The daily protests in the family camp have continued since 20 March and escalated on Sunday night, 18 September. […]

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