U.N. Offers ‘One-Off’ Help to Australia in Resettling Refugees in U.S.
The agreement, which officials say is not to be replicated, would send some of the asylum seekers now detained on remote islands to the United States.
As Trump Nears Office, Australian Deal to Move Refugees to U.S. Is in Doubt
The deal to resettle refugees and asylum seekers held in detention camps in the Pacific might not happen now that Donald J. Trump is the president-elect.
U.S., in Deal With Australia, Agrees to Take Some Refugees
Australia had sent the refugees to a detention center on the impoverished island of Nauru. The United Nations has called such holding camps inhumane.
Refugees’ Lives ‘Stripped of Meaning’ by Detention, Australian Author Says
Richard Flanagan described the suffering by refugees and asylum seekers held on the islands of Nauru and Manus as so extreme that it has been compared to torture.
Leaks Detail Abuse of Asylum Seekers Sent to Nauru by Australia
Thousands of incident reports published by The Guardian amplify longstanding concerns about the conditions faced by migrants held on the island.
Advocacy Groups Allege Abuses on Nauru
A report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said Australia appeared to be subjecting migrants to abuses at an offshore processing site as "a deliberate policy to deter further asylum seekers from arriving in the country by boat."
Australia Allows Abuse of Refugees to Deter Others, Rights Groups Say
Asylum seekers being held on Nauru are denied adequate medical care and exposed to crime, and depression and anxiety are rampant, a report said.
Australia Chides Rights Advocates for Giving ‘False Hope’ to Asylum Seekers
The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, suggested that rights advocates bore some responsibility for two recent protests in which asylum seekers set themselves afire.
2nd Refugee in a Week Sets Herself Afire on Nauru
The woman, 21, who has been identified only as Hodan by refugee activists, sustained critical injuries, the government of the Pacific island nation said.
Refugee Held on Nauru Dies After Self-Immolation to Protest Australian Policy
The man, a 23-year-old Iranian kept from Australia, was airlifted to a hospital there, where he died from his injuries, the immigration department said.
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