Tag Archives: UNHCR

Australian lawyers and doctors seek international help to rescue refugees detained on Nauru

  Incidents of self-harm and threats of suicide by children illegally and indefinitely detained on a remote island are reportedly on the increase. Yet authorities have decided to bar the doctors who were trying to help them. A leading lawyers’ group … Continue reading

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Hundreds of imprisoned refugees face attack from locals, UN may need to intervene

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers held in detention on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) by the Australian government are in imminent danger. Canberra has closed down facilities, leaving the refugees to their own fate. And detainees are now under … Continue reading

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When the UN accuses the Australian government of deception, you know it’s time for resignations

It’s extremely rare for the UN to accuse a government of deliberate deception. But that’s exactly what just happened. On 24 July, the UN essentially accused Australia of deceiving the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Amazingly, though, the … Continue reading

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