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Australia Offers Nauru Detention to Manus Refugees

Last edited 11th October 2017

Refugees held by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have been given the option of possibly moving to a detention centre in Nauru.


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Pope Launches Caritas Refugee Initiative

Last edited 27th September 2017

"Those who come to our land and we who go toward their heart to understand them, to understand their culture and language" embark on a shared journey that "without hope cannot be done," Francis said at his weekly general audience.


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Australia Offers to Pay Rohingya Refugees to Return to Myanmar

Last edited 18th September 2017

Australia is promising thousands of dollars to Rohingya refugees who agree to return to Myanmar, a country that has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority.


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Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh to Accuse Myanmar of 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Last edited 17th September 2017

Myanmar's top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya "has never been an ethnic group", and accused "extremists" of trying to form a stronghold in northern Rakhine state.


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Family Faces Uncertain Future After Government's Visa Crackdown on Asylum Seekers

Last edited 28th August 2017

Like most children born in Australia, Samuel* is a happy and healthy toddler, who loves animals and visiting the zoo.


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Modern Day Slavery Part II

Last edited 23rd August 2017

Last week I blogged about the prevalence of modern day slavery: there are currently more persons in slavery today than were transported during the 350 years of the Atlantic slave trade. In short, it is a massive, and underappreciated, problem. Today, in response to some questions left by a couple of the (many) discerning readers of this blog, I thought that I would provide more details about the current slavetrade and where today’s slaves are being held.


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Thousands of South Sudanese Find Refuge in Cathedral

Last edited 22nd August 2017

As the civil war in South Sudan heightens, millions are fleeing their homes for safer ground, which many have found at St. Mary Help of Christian's Cathedral in Wau, the country's second largest city.


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Thailand: Where the Church is Mostly Run by Lay People

Last edited 18th August 2017

After working with the World Health Organization and the United Nation office of drugs and crime his whole life, Dr. Sandro Calvani came to the Vatican to speak on the situation in Thailand. He touched on issues such as refugee affairs, human trafficking, counter fitting, drugs, and corruption affect.


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Two men Seriously Injured in Manus Island Machete Attacks, Refugees Say

Last edited 8th August 2017

Three refugees on Manus Island have been attacked — two with machetes — and robbed as the forced relocation of asylum seekers from the detention centre continues, it’s claimed.


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Canada Opens Montreal Olympic Stadium for Migrants from US

Last edited 2nd August 2017

Montreal is temporarily opening its Olympic Stadium as a shelter to host a sudden increase in asylum seekers arriving from the US.


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