Another 33 asylum seekers sent to Nauru

October 05, 2012

A sixth group of asylum seekers has arrived on Nauru, taking the total number of people sent to the Pacific island for offshore processing to 184.

The group of 18 Sri Lankans, 14 Afghans and one Iranian arrived on a chartered aircraft from Christmas Island on Friday morning, the immigration department said in a statement.

The men were being settled into accommodation at the temporary facility on the island.

There are currently 181 asylum seekers in the offshore facility in Nauru, after three people abandoned their asylum applications and opted to return home in September.

The federal government in August committed to offshore processing of asylum seekers who arrive in Australian waters by boat on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.

Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au

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3 Comments

Filed under Deportation, Detention Centers, PNG/Pacific Solution

3 responses to “Another 33 asylum seekers sent to Nauru

  1. iqrar

    people said that Pakistani and Afganis don’t send to Nauru. Is this ture?
    I’m asylum seeker in Pekanbaru, Indonesia

  2. Numan, S.

    we are hearing that some of the Asylum seekers have been transferred to Darwin Island, is that true? i though they will be moved to Nauru or Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island only?

  3. WAJ

    GIVE FACILITIES TO ASYLUM SEEKER IN NAURU AND RELEASE THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER INVESTIGATION.

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