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Tsunami mock drill conducted

It is part of an exercise by National Disaster Management Authority A tsunami mock drill was conducted at Peda Jalaripeta in the city and at Chukkavanipalem in Bhimunipatnam on Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The drill saw a series of relief measures being extended to victims in the scenario of

THEHINDU.COM - 2017-11-24 18:30:00

Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

This image provided by Refugee Action Coalition shows police entering the immigration camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, Thursday Nov. 23, 2017. Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where ref

TOPBUZZ.COM - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

PNG police evict remaining asylum-seekers from Australian-run detention camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinean police cleared the remaining asylum-seekers from a shuttered Australian-run detention complex on Friday, ending a three-week protest which started with some 600 people surviving on rain water and smuggled food and supplies. Australia closed the Manus Island deten

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 04:54:02

Time for Australia to forge free compact agreements in the Pacific

What a difference 14 years make. The launch of the Foreign Policy White Paper on Thursday, the first since 2003, marks the strongest commitment by Australia to the Pacific region in recent memory. The last white paper had a section heading 'What Australia can and cannot do to help' in relation to th

PRESSRELEASEPOINT.COM - 2017-11-23 23:59:59

PNG police set to clear closed Australia refugee camp

Sydney (AFP) - Papua New Guinea police resumed the eviction of refugees from a shuttered Australian detention camp on Friday, with asylum-seekers saying the three-week standoff appeared to be ending. PNG police set to clear closed Australia refugee camp Some 320 detainees remained in the camp on PNG

YAHOO! - 2017-11-23 22:29:20

Police removing asylum seekers from Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea

The detention camp has been criticised by the UN and human rights groups About 50 asylum seekers have departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea after police moved into the complex, confiscating food, water and personal belongings from the roughly 310 who remain. The Manus Island

RTE ONLINE - 2017-11-23 11:06:17

Australian Council for International Development

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull along with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Trade Minister Steven Ciobo have today launched Australia's Foreign Affairs White Paper, outlining Australia's foreign policy priorities for the coming years. Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Australian Council for In

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

PNG police enter Australia 's Manus Island asylum camp

Police in Papua New Guinea have entered a decommissioned prison camp on Manus Island, trying to evict refugees who are refusing to leave. About 50 of the camp's inhabitants left in buses, but about 330 others said they were too afraid to go outside the former Australian-run facility, fearing attacks

YAHOO! - 2017-11-23 07:33:00

‎Nauru‏ refugees fear the island is prolonging their detention

An advocate says refugees detained by Australia on Nauru are protesting against what they perceive are the vested interests of the Pacific island nation in prolonging their detention. Ian Rintoul says Australian detention funding is the main source of income for Nauru where about 800 refugees includ


Refugee with head injuries in medical limbo on ‎Nauru‏

Two days since doctors requested the medical evacuation of a refugee on Nauru with head injuries after a road accident, the man is still on the island. Abu Bakar has fractures around his eyes, cheek and wrist and has been bleeding from the right ear since the accident on Saturday. His friends believ


Australia ` overriding ' doctors ' request to transfer injured Rohingya refugee from ‎Nauru‏

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is not listening to the request of doctors on Nauru to urgently transfer an injured Rohingya refugee to Australia, the president of advocacy group Doctors for Refugees has told SBS News. "Yet again we see the ABF overriding the medical opinions of the treating docto


Company at risk over ‎Nauru‏ contract - advocates

The Australian construction company Canstruct has reportedly been awarded a $US290 million contract by the Australian government to operate the refugee detention centre on Nauru for 12 months. The firm rebuilt the centre in 2013 after it was partially destroyed by fire. The previous operator ended i


‎Nauru‏ : Manus Island refugees welcomed to ‎Nauru‏

Nauru's Minister for Multicultural Affairs, David Adeang, has revealed that those refugees who have arrived in Nauru from Manus Island are settling in well. The comments come just over a week after the first refugees from Manus arrived on Nauru, where they were welcomed by the Acting Secretary for M


‎Nauru‏ : Manus refugees settling in well , says ‎Nauru‏ govt

The Nauru government says refugees who have arrived in Nauru from Manus Island are settling in well. Read more on Radio New Zealand International The Nauru government says refugees who have arrived in Nauru from Manus Island are settling in well. Read more on Radio New Zealand International


Staff sent home as ‎Nauru‏ refugee detention centre chaos mounts

Some expatriate staff from the company which runs Australia's offshore refugee detention centre on Nauru have been sent packing from the island. Protest on Nauru Photo: supplied Refugee Action Coalition 107 staff with service provider Canstruct were flown out at the weekend after being told accommod


‎Nauru‏ refugee regime to cost taxpayers $ 385 million over next 12 months

The Nauru detention centre - the accommodation buildings on 20 July - after the rioting and fires which destroyed much of it. THE AGE . news . 15 AUGUST 2013 . photo from Canstruct, the construction company rebuilding it . story by Bianca Hall . A Queensland construction firm and Liberal Party dono


Doctors fear for life of refugee on ‎Nauru‏ injured in accident

There are fears for the life of a refugee on Nauru who was involved in a motorbike accident at the weekend. Abu Bakar, 28, is understood to have life threatening head injuries. Doctors4refugees believe he may die unless he is medically evacuated for specialist care. Border Force has the final say on


Sri Lanka Takes Back Fake Refugees from Manus Island

The Sri Lankan government has announced that it is making arrangements to ship back over one hundred of its nationals currently holding out in the closed Manus Island detention center after their patently bogus "asylum" applications were rejected as false-a move which proves that there is no reason


UN womens rights experts issue findings on Burkina Faso , Singapore , Paraguay , ‎Nauru‏ , Israel , Kuwait , Kenya , Oman , Norway , DPRK , Monaco and Guatemala

GENEVA (20 November 2017) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its 23 October to 17 November in Geneva: Burkina Faso, Singapore, Paraguay, Nauru, Israel, Kuwait, Kenya, Oman, Norway, Democ


US once locked up white Australian immigrants in ` horror ' camps akin to Manus and ‎Nauru‏

From late 1921 until 1965, US immigration restrictions meant Anglo Australians who were used to crossing borders with ease were instead detained and expelled like hardened criminals Australians complained of being 'treated like so many dogs' when they were detained on New York's Ellis Island as par