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Children on Nauru in desperate need of help , activists tell Australia
One 12-year-old boy, detained on Nauru under the Australian government's strict border policies, is seriously ill after refusing to eat for at least two weeks and needs to be transferred to the mainland for treatment, doctors say.
Opinion : New Zealand needs to rescue the betrayed children of Nauru
OPINION:Over two years in Nauru, I met many of the 119 children who have been left languishing by Australia and Nauru on the island. At the Pacific Island Forum, Jacinda Ardern has an opportunity to take a stand, and to change these kids' lives, writes James Harris of World Vision.
Labor ramps up calls to get kids off Nauru
"Worryingly, in recent months, there has been an escalation of reports of children suffering 'resignation syndrome' where they aren't leaving their beds and they've stopping eating, drinking, talking - even going to the toilet."
Nauru hunger strike : Border Force abandons multiple attempts to move child to Australia
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Human rights groups set deadline to get all refugee children off Nauru
World Vision, alongside more than 30 other organisations and advocacy groups, has called for parliament to bring the more than 120 children to Australia or settled in a safe third country by Universal Children’s Day on 20 November.
AMA CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO ENSURE PROPER HEALTH CARE FOR ASYLUM SEEKER CHILDREN ON NAURU
TheAMAFederal Council, meeting inCanberra, this morning unanimously passed three motions calling on theGovernmentto act urgently to guarantee the health and wellbeing of asylum seeker children and their families onNauru.
Nauru : Concerns grow for refugees refusing food and water
Source: Radio New Zealand International Country: Australia, NauruA 12-year-old refugee on Nauru has been on a hunger strike for nearly two weeks while a Manus Island refugee is refusing food and water.Read more onRadio New Zealand International.[...][Published inAidNews- Readthe original article]
RSF asks Nauru to let journalists cover Pacific Islands Forum
Nauru's government has cited 'harassment' and 'lack of respect towards our president' as grounds for banningABCfrom covering this annual meeting of 18SouthandNorth Pacificisland nations, which usually receives a great deal of media coverage.A three-memberAustralianpress pool had been envisaged, with
Doctors : 12 year old refugee on Nauru at risk of dying
A boy's deteriorating health is renewing outrage over Australia's forced detention of refugees. "This is a dark, dark chapter in Australia's history," says Nick McKim, Greens Senator for Tasmania.
Nauru outrage : Australia urged to free children trapped on Pacific island
© World VisionRoze, 2, is a sociable little girl and likes to play outside, but there is no place for children to play in Nauru, World Vision says.
Medical Staff On Nauru Say Children May Die If We Do n't Bring Them Here For Urgent Treatment
Politicians and refugee advocates are calling for children held in offshore detention on Nauru to be brought to Australia urgently for medical treatment, after medical officials on the island warned a child may die if we don’t act.Anonymous medical staff on Nauru toldThe Guardianyesterday that multi
Biggest loser ? Tongan PM challenges Pacific leaders to weight-loss battle
“We should all get together for a weight loss competition for an entire year, so when we meet the following year we will weigh in again and see who has lost the most,” he said.
Pacific countries may set up huge climate change fund
© GIFF JOHNSON/AFP/Getty ImagesFILE - A high tide energized by storm surges washes across Ejit Island in Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands on March 3, 2014, causing widespread flooding and damaging a number of homes. Officials in the Marshall Islands blamed climate change on March 5, 2014, for severe f
The issue Canberra does n't want you to discuss : Nauru
Nauru's Baron Waqa - "Doesn't want journalists to investigate the living conditions of refugees"SRI KRISHNAMURTHI | Pacific Media CentreAUCKLAND - There has been much wringing of hands over Nauru’s ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for next month’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit.
The heroes of Manus & Nauru are just the people we need
Our torpedo-headed anti-hero minister, Peter 'Mutton' DuttonPHIL FITZPATRICKTUMBY BAY – Australia’s torpedo-headed Minister for Xenophobia, Mutton Dutton, doesn’t seem to be able to tell the difference between a migrant and an asylum seeker.He doesn’t understand that some people have the time and re
Australia urged to free children from forced detention
Canberra, Aug 20 (IANS) Australian advocates and politicians are campaigning to free 119 children from forced detention on a Pacific Island, amid warnings that the health of several young refugees is quickly deteriorating.
Samoa rejects China Pacific debt forgiveness call
Samoa's prime minister has rejected a call for Pacific island nations to ask China to write off debts granted under Beijing's foreign aid programme in the region.Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said asking for aid loans to be forgiven painted an "unfaithful picture" of the recipient nation.Malielegaoi
Australian NGOs Demand That Government Ends Detention of Refugee Children
Australia’s leading human rights organizations are calling on the country’s government to end the detention of 120 asylum-seeking children and their families on Nauru Island by Nov. 20, Universal Children’s Day,according to the nonprofit World Vision.
Man Who Only Just Retained His Seat By A 1.6 % Margin Expected To Replace Prime Minister
this comes after a knee-jerk reaction from party backbenchers that are terrified they might have to get an actual job, after the Fairfax/Ipsos poll released overnight, which showed support for the government plunging.
Dan McGarry : Fighting for media freedom & truth in the Pacific
Dan McGarry of the Vanuatu Daily Post - while News Corp cravenly backed down, McGarry stared Nauru's would-be dictators in the face. That's journalismLEE DUFFIELD | Pacific Media CentreWhen host country Nauru banned pool broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, from the Pacific Islands