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Nauru Law on Medical Transfers of Refugees

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Nauru’s government passed a law banning the medical transfer of refugees to Australia who receive a doctor referral using telehealth assessments, such as video call (Reuters). Nauru’s new law coincides with a recent vote in Australia’s parliament accepting the medical transfer of refugees from Manus and Nauru to Australia (Reuters). To accommodate those refugees, Australian […]

Refugees in Bangladesh Face Traffickers

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The United Nations’ migration agency reported Rohingya families in Bangladesh are selling the refugee girls into forced labor to raise money for themselves (Reuters). Given the regulations refugees face in camps, barring their departure or work, they are left prey to traffickers. Families desperate to earn money, send or sell their daughters to work in […]

Japan Preparing for Potential Refugee Influx

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the government is preparing for a possible influx of refugees in case of a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The Japanese government is drawing up plans for procedures such as protecting foreigners, constructing and operating shelters and screening asylum seekers. The government is also working on a plan […]

Somali Refugees in Kenya Blocked from United States

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Over 200 Somali refugees intended for resettlement in the United States have been unable to travel due to the U.S. travel ban. The United Nations stated approximately 13,000 Somali refugees have been approved by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services, but their resettlement has been halted due to the travel ban. Kenya has hosted […]