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20 Nov 2018 description

Five children have been evacuated from offshore detention in Nauru as Australian teachers prepare to strike on Universal Children's Day.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

17 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response

New safety, security and access information

01 October 2018: On Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Management Authority asked international NGOs to pull out and announced that it would only authorise certain selective forms of foreign aid. No reason was given for this decision. Sources: IRIN and The Guardian

16 Nov 2018 description

Refugee advocates say doctors are deeply concerned for the health of a three-year-old girl detained by Australia on Nauru.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

15 Nov 2018 description
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Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Cameroon

05 October 2018: In Tole region, Fako department, soldiers entered an IDP camp and began shooting, leaving three civilians dead. No further information specified. Source: ACLED

Central African Republic

31 October 2018: In Batangafo town, Ouham prefecture, clashes between unidentified armed groups led to three IDP camps being set on fire, leaving around 27,000 persons without a home. Sources:
RJDH, MSF and ACLED

14 Nov 2018 description
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Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

South Africa

06 October 2018: In Mthatha town, King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, two unidentified gunmen hijacked an ambulance with a driver still in it parked outside the Libode Clinic. Hours later, the police found the driver tied up in a forest and the ambulance abandoned nearby. Source:
Sowetan Live

Asia

The Philippines

14 Nov 2018 description

The Australian prime minister has distanced himself from reports that his government will transfer all refugee children from Nauru to Australia by the end of the year.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

13 Nov 2018 description

By Benjamin Robinson-Drawbridge, RNZ Pacific Journalist

The medical crisis among men detained on Manus Island has been overshadowed by the children's health crisis on Nauru, refugees and their advocates say.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

06 Nov 2018 description

Key points

  • 3,127 people have been sent to Nauru or PNG as part of offshore processing arrangements

As of 21 October 2018:

  • 1,278 people (including 52 children) are still on Nauru or PNG (note: this number is constantly changing with transfers, with the latest estimate by refugee groups being 27 children as of 5 November 2018)

  • 415 people have been resettled in the US, and 188 people have been rejected for US resettlement as of the same date

06 Nov 2018 description

Refugee advocates say eight children were flown to Australia from Nauru for medical treatment on Monday.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

02 Nov 2018 description
report Voice of America

By David Boyle and Hul Reaksmey

MELBOURNE —

Australia’s controversial refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia has expired and is “no longer an option” for the immediate future, the country’s Senate has been told.

Senator Richard Di Natale, the leader of the Australian Greens, pressed the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on the future of the agreement in a Senate Estimates Hearing last week, transcripts of which were released Thursday.

02 Nov 2018 description

Responding to the Australian government’s announcement that it will remove all children from its offshore detention centre on Nauru within two months, Charmain Mohammed, Head of Refugee and Migrant Rights at Amnesty International, said:

02 Nov 2018 description

Australia's Human Rights Law Centre has called for the Queensland company running the refugee detention centre on Nauru to walk away from its contract.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

31 Oct 2018 description

Key points: - Asylum seeker families detained on Nauru have been arriving in Adelaide
- The SA Government says children are receiving treatment in hospital
- A refugee advocate says they still face major uncertainty about the future

Asylum seekers from Nauru are receiving treatment at Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital, as children continue to be moved from the Pacific nation to Australia.

30 Oct 2018 description

At 31 August 2018, there were 1303 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1227 in immigration detention on the mainland and 76 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 413 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,673 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E

30 Oct 2018 description

Over 120 Australian aid and development NGOs have united behind a new resolution at their annual conference to up-the-ante in campaigning to get #KidsOffNauru in the face of political stagnation.

Members of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) voted to pass a resolution at their AGM to “shine a light on the children on Nauru” in their continuing advocacy “for political leaders to remove the children and their families from Nauru”.

CEO of ACFID, Marc Purcell, said:

29 Oct 2018 description
report Voice of America

Phil Mercer

SYDNEY — Australia wants to ban refugees that have been detained after arriving by boat and resettled in other countries from ever entering Australia. Ministers say the measures would stop migrants using the so-called ‘back door’ into the country.

24 Oct 2018 description

The office of Immigration Minister Ian Lees Galloway has confirmed New Zealand's offer to resettle refugees from Australian offshore detention is for 150 per year.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

22 Oct 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, appeals to the Government of Australia to take urgent action for all refugees and asylum-seekers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru today. UNHCR appreciates the efforts of doctors, independent experts, lawyers and elected representatives from all sides of politics to highlight the human cost of “offshore processing” and its consequences in recent weeks. This reflects growing recognition that lives are at immediate and critical risk, as well as increased community concern. Despite this, decisive action is still to be taken.

18 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting protection of IDPs and refugees. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic