Attributable to UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Director, Daniel Toole
UNICEF is concerned by reports of a decision by the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to start transferring refugees currently in an Australian-funded processing centre in Nauru to Cambodia for settlement.
The following syndromes have been flagged:
Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru
Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu
Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga
Sydney, Australia | | Wednesday 4/8/2015 - 05:10 GMT
Staff at an immigration camp on Nauru claim the Australian government was aware of the alleged sexual abuse of women and children asylum seekers on the Pacific island outpost for more than a year, but failed to act.
In an open letter released Tuesday, the current and former employees said the immigration department had been aware "of the sexual and physical assault of women and children on Nauru for at least 17 months".
About this report
This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.
The Senate has voted to establish a select committee to review allegations of abuse and mistreatment at the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru.
Last Friday, the Australian Government released the long-awaited findings of the Moss review, which highlighted allegations of sexual and physical assault on asylum seekers, including children, at the Nauru centre.
An inquiry into reports of sexual abuse at Australia's asylum camp in Nauru found "credible" claims of assault and harassment.
The inquiry, conducted by former integrity commissioner Philip Moss, found two allegations of rape and others of "indecent assault, sexual harassment and physical assault".
It found no evidence charity workers lied about abuse claims at the centre.
The probe made 19 recommendations, which the government said it accepted.
By Michael Edwards
Tensions between refugees and locals on the pacific island of Nauru have been heightened after a series of violent attacks that have left multiple refugees injured or arrested.
More than 400 former asylum seekers have received refugee status and now live on the island, but local resentment towards them is high.
Late last year they were threatened with violence if they did not stop taking jobs away from Nauruans and fraternising with local women.
The following syndromes have been flagged:
- Acute fever and rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tuvalu
- Diarrhoea: Tonga
- Influenza-like illness: Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tonga
- Prolonged Fever: New Caledonia, Palau, Tonga
As the world marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the international roadmap for gender equality, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is proud to release the Pacific regional report on progress made since 1995.
Launched overnight at a side event during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, the Beijing+20 report is one of the most significant reports released in recent years highlighting progress and setbacks in 16 Pacific Island countries and territories.
A. Executive Summary
This compendium showcases programmes and projects from across the Pacific region that address climate change and disaster risks, through climate change adaptation (CCA), disaster risk management (DRM) and/or greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Director’s Note and About Us 2
SPREP and Nauru formalise agreement to support adaptation activities 3
SPREP-USAID project supports 'Tamana' pump community training in Kiribati 3
Walking the Weather talk in Samoa 3
Weathering food and nutrition security in the Pacific 4
The realised importance of communication and knowledge management 4
FINPAC Project Prepares to work with Epau Community in Vanuatu 4
Solomon Islands enables Internet with solar power (UNDP) 5
Arrests come after Nauru police warn refugees not to gather in groups, and footage emerges of refugees being assaulted during a demonstration
Almost 200 refugees, including several children, have been arrested on Nauru for protesting in the island’s capital, as video has emerged showing refugees being assaulted as they protested peacefully at the weekend.
Read the full report on The Guardian