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INDONESIA: Asylum seekers take to boats out of frustration

PUCAK, 22 June 2012 (IRIN) – Refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia, many of whom fled persecution and conflict in their home countries, say they are being driven to get on boats for Australia out of frustration with the resettlement process. “It’s been two years that I have been here. How long am I supposed to wait?” asked Liaqat Ali Yousufi, 32, an ethnic Hazara from Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni Province, who was registered as a refugee in November 2011 and…

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World Refugee Day figures separate Australian myths from reality: Greens

The Australian Greens say figures released for World Refugee Day today put Australia’s share of the global challenge into perspective. “On World Refugee Day, the Greens renew their call for a fair go for refugees,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “Today we give thanks for generations of refugees who have helped improve Australia in a myriad of ways including our cultural, foods, sport, education and business worlds. “It’s important we keep the numbers in perspective because as the…

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ERC research in Afghanistan uncovers grave dangers faced by deportees from Australia

“In this visit to Kabul, further to our previous visits, we met and interviewed another 31 returned asylum seekers. 29 of these 31 are living in extreme danger,” affirmed ERC Director, Phil Glendenning. “We confirmed the deaths of another two returnees and the kidnapping of one other who is now presumed dead.” “The majority of these men are unable to live with their wives and children because of the risk their simple presence would pose to the safety of their…

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Act For Peace are calling for people to sign their petition to end mandatory detention.  Click on the link below to add your voice. Petition to end mandatory detention World Wide Statistics (UNHCR, 2008): • There are an estimated 15.2 million refugees, 26 million IDPs and 827,000 asylum seekers waiting to be processed, worldwide. 6.6 million people are considered stateless; that is, they have no country that recognises them as citizens. The UN refers to these people as ‘people of…

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Australia should inform Chinese in Darwin of their right to seek asylum: Greens

Australian immigration authorities should inform Chinese nationals in Darwin harbour of their right to seek asylum here, the Australian Greens said today. “Officials should use the time remaining on the Chinese’s temporary visas to give them every opportunity to seek protection in Australia,” Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said. “Australia also has a role to play in helping the Afghan and Iranian asylum seekers who were rescued off Indonesia at the weekend. At least one asylum seeker has said…

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For World Human Rights Day the Refugee Advocacy Network will be organising events to call for the release of refugees, in the Mantra, MITA and all across Australia and offshore.

There will be a hologram projection at the Mantra in Preston from 8pm on Human Rights Day itself (50 people can also be present), and a rally socially distanced groups of 50 across different locations in the CBD from 2-3pm Saturday Dec 12 - that event will be up on Facebook shortly, in the meantime you can register for both covid-safe events here
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Read the article Refugees are the Canaries in the Mine:
www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/refugees-are-the-canaries-in-the-mine

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