The first group of refugees from Papua New Guinea and Nauru are expected to depart PNG and Nauru in coming weeks.
The refugees will receive notification of the outcome of their application to resettle under the US Refugee Admissions Program in coming days. Processing of other individuals continues and further decisions by US authorities are expected in due course.
The Australian Government is deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and the resulting humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Australia will provide additional support of up to $15 million to help address the humanitarian needs of more than 300,000 people affected by this crisis.
The United Nations estimates that more than 410,000 people fleeing violence have crossed into Bangladesh since 25 August, with numbers expected to rise further.
Today I announce the Australian Government will provide further assistance in response to widespread and devastating hunger and cholera in Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia.
The Government will contribute $30 million in humanitarian assistance for people in these countries who are facing the risk of famine due to conflict and drought.
In South Sudan and Somalia, millions have been forced to flee their homes and more than 13 million people require assistance. Australia is providing $20 million to support international relief efforts in the two countries.
Summary of publication
This publication is the End of Program Review for the BEAM-ARMM program.
The Basic Education Assistance for Muslim Mindanao (BEAM-ARMM) program was a major education and peace program of the Australian Government in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd).
Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary
At 31 July 2017, there were 1298 people in immigration detention facilities, including 990 in immigration detention on the mainland and 308 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 552 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 21,540 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.