Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media Release

Action Alert: Human Rights Day Refugee Rally to call for end to offshore crisis

Action Alert: Human Rights Day Refugee Rally to call for end to offshore crisis Refugee supporters will rally on Human Rights Day, 6.30pm December 10 in the Bourke St Mall, calling to end offshore processing and bring the refugees here. The rally will also call on MPs to back the Phelps refugee bill when federal(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 4/12 | MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ON MANUS ISLAND; LABOR MUST BACK PHELPS’ BILL

There are now almost daily suicide attempts among refugees on Manus Island, and no medical facilities to cope with the crisis.   The small Pacific International Hospital (PIH) at the East Lorengau compound has only one room to treat emergency patients, so there is no place to care for in-patients, so they are returned unsupervised(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 7/11 | MANUS REJECTIONS MORE PROOF OF FAILURE OF US RESETTLEMENT DEAL

Yesterday, Tuesday 6 November, 32 people on Manus Island received answers to their applications for resettlement in the US. Only nine of the 32 were accepted – four Rohingyans, three Afghans, one Tamil, two Pakistanis. The only Iranian in this most recent list was rejected by the US. There were no Somalis, or Sudanese on(…)