Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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MEDIA RELEASE 8/07 | THIRTY MORE NAURU REFUGEES FLY TO US BUT DESPAIR GROWS

Around 36 refugees have flown from Nauru to the US today, Sunday, 8 July.  The refugees are Afghan, Pakistani, Rohingyan and one Tamil family.  (Photos attached.) There are no refugees from Iran or Somali, or any countries among Trump’s list of travel-ban countries, which account for around a half of all refugees on Manus and Nauru. The(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 5/07 | HEARTLESS BORDER FORCE DENIES FARIBORZ’S MOTHER’S WISHES

Australian Border Force authorities on Nauru have rejected Fariborz mother’s wishes that Fariborz’s body be sent to Australia for burial. Fariborz’s mother wrote a plea to Border Force on 27 June. More than 200 refugees also presented a petition to Border Force requesting that Fariborz body be sent to Australia and for help for his(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 2/07 | NAURU PETITION CALLS FOR FARIBORZ’S BODY AND FAMILY TO BE BROUGHT TO AUSTRALIA

More than two weeks since Fariborz Karami died on Nauru, the Australia Border Force (ABF) has made no arrangements to meet his family’s request that his body be buried in Australia. The Iranian community on Nauru has initiated a petition calling for the ABF to respect the family’s wishes and make immediate arrangements for Fariborz’s(…)