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22 Nov 2017 description

THIMPU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of AUD 120,000 from the Government of Australia, which will enable WFP to continue its support to Bhutan’s National School Feeding Programme. The funds will allow WFP to feed 12,000 students for a full month during the 2018 school year.

22 Nov 2017 description

The relocation of 379 refugees still living at the decommissioned Regional Processing Centre at Papua New Guinea's Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island has been deferred pending a legal appeal.

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22 Nov 2017 description

21 November 2017, Zamboanga City — Community and Family Services International (CFSI) Sub-office Zamboanga Head of Office Norhassim Sinarimbo, together with Zamboanga City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, and Zamboanga City Department of Interior and Local Government Director Moh. Taha Arakama led the opening program of the 4-day Training on Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for four Host Communities under the Support to Host Communities of the Zamboanga Recovery Project (ZRP). Ms.

22 Nov 2017 description

Advocates who secretly entered the former detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island say the health of refugees there is in peril.

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22 Nov 2017 description

The Papua New Guinea police commissioner says a joint government team will today try to convince about 400 refugees occupying the former detention centre on Manus Island to move.

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22 Nov 2017 description

WELLINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - New Zealand and Australia have begun talks about screening procedures for asylum seekers holding out in a Papua New Guinea detention centre, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, amid reports of worsening health conditions there.

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21 Nov 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Nai Jit Lam – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Background:

21 Nov 2017 description

Refugees occupying the former detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have called on Australia to accept New Zealand's resettlement offer.

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21 Nov 2017 description

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 Multicultural Affairs and local service providers.

They were also given a cultural introduction to Nauru which included an island tour, and provided with an overview of the extensive support available.

20 Nov 2017 description

Increasing Mental Health Awareness in Refugee Status Determination

By UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra | 20 November 2017

20 Nov 2017 description

Resettlement Figures 2005-2017

  • Total number of submissions: 134,142

  • Total number of departures: 107,885

20 Nov 2017 description

Some expatriate staff from the company which runs Australia's offshore refugee detention centre on Nauru have been sent packing from the island.

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20 Nov 2017 description

A refugee advocate says health problems among the men stuck on Manus Island are coming to a head as the humanitarian crisis there deepens.

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18 Nov 2017 description

Updated Sat at 11:37pm

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called for the Federal Government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside the recently-closed detention centre on Manus Island.

The asylum seekers have shut themselves inside the Australian-run Manus Island Centre for the past 18 days, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close it in a standoff the United Nations describes as a "looming humanitarian crisis".

17 Nov 2017 description

Opening remarks at COP23 Side Event in Bonn, Germany

Achim Steiner UNDP Administrator

As prepared for delivery.

I am pleased to participate in this side-event that aims to promote island and community resilience. This topic is important because climate change continues to pose an existential threat to humanity and local communities are on the front lines of this challenge due to their dependency on ecosystem services and climate-sensitive resources for their livelihoods.

17 Nov 2017 description

Police in Papua New Guinea say they hope stopping food, water and electricity, forces Manus Island refugees occupying the former detention centre to move.

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17 Nov 2017 description

The United States embassy in Papua New Guinea says it expects other refugees from Manus Island will be resettled in the United States in the coming months.

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17 Nov 2017 description

Mei Heron, Political Reporter

New Zealand's offer to take Manus Island and Nauru refugees is unaffected by allegations in Australian media of sex with underage girls, the government says.

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17 Nov 2017 description

Benjamin Robinson-Drawbridge, Reporter

A doctor and a lawyer advocating for a Manus Island refugee with a heart condition say Australia is neglecting its responsibility to provide him with adequate healthcare.

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17 Nov 2017 description

MANILA, Nov. 17 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Officer-in-Charge Emmanuel A. Leyco on November 13, expressed his gratitude to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who announced the gifting of P60 million (AUD1.5 million) worth of prepositioned relief supplies and associated funds to the Department. The Australian official made the announcement during his visit to the DSWD National Resource Operations Centre (NROC) in Pasay City.