Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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Statement from Refugees and Asylum Seekers on Nauru 0

We have waited long enough! We have a right to be free and to know our future! We were tricked into being transferred to Nauru from Christmas island, promised that we would be freed quickly if we followed the rules. Those who remained on Christmas Island, are now in Australia. Some of us have children,(…)

MEDIA RELEASE | CRISIS LOOMS ON MANUS AS WATER AND POWER TURNED OFF 0

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE CRISIS LOOMS ON MANUS AS WATER AND POWER TURNED OFF Tensions escalated on Manus Island on Monday, after the power and water for Foxtrot compound was turned off (notice attached) around 1pm. Refugees were again told that they ‘need to move to East Lorengu Transit Centre’, but nothing is said(…)

MEDIA RELEASE | FOXTROT PROTEST DEFIES MOVE ORDERS 0

MEDIA RELEASE FOXTROT PROTEST DEFIES MOVE ORDERS A mass protest at the Foxtrot compound on Manus Island has defied Border Force orders to move and demanded that power and water be officially restored to the compound. (Photos attached) . The protest gathered at 2pm at Foxtrot compound chanted, “We do not want to settle in(…)

MEDIA RELEASE | MORE ATTACKS ON REFUGEES ON MANUS; TWO BRUTALLY INJURED 0

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MORE ATTACKS ON REFUGEES ON MANUS; TWO BRUTALLY INJURED Three attacks in twelve hours on refugees on Manus Island shows how unsafe the Manus community is for refugees and exactly why refugees are refusing to move from the detention centre to East Lorengau. Two refugees, one Sudanese and one Iranian,(…)

MEDIA RELEASE | CLOSURE THREATS STEPPED-UP ON MANUS ISLAND 0

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASECLOSURE THREATS STEPPED-UP ON MANUS ISLAND PNG Immigration has announced its intention to close Foxtrot Compound inside the Manus detention centre as of today, 26 July. The notice (attached) is the latest in the campaign of Border Force and PNG immigration to force asylum seekers and refugees out of the detention(…)

MEDIA RELEASE | MANUS HUMAN RIGHTS TRASHED AS REFUGEES FORCED TO MOVE 0

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MANUS HUMAN RIGHTS TRASHED AS REFUGEES FORCED TO MOVE Charlie Compound, where ten Rohingya, Pakistani and Afghan refugees have been living for a month has been demolished after power and water was cut off and the refugees were evicted by PNG police and immigration officials last week. (Photos attached.) The(…)