Nauru

New agency set with the task to help resettle hundreds of refugees in Nauru

Work to resettle refugees within the community in Nauru will continue this year under a new agency, which has taken over the Australian Government contract from the international advocacy group, Save the Children.

Hundreds of people deemed to be refugees have been released from detention centres in Nauru since May last year.

Now, a consortium of Australian refugee settlement agencies - Connect Settlement Services - will help them adjust to life in the small Pacific nation.

But with reports some of the refugees have asked to be returned to detention because they feel it's safer than being out in the community, the consortium has a difficult road ahead of it.

Presenter: Catherine Graue

Speaker: Belinda McLennan, AMES Chief Operating Officer

Audio: New agency set with the task to help resettle hundreds of refugees in Nauru (Credit: ABC)

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