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Cambodia defends its decision to sign the controversial deal with Australia on refugees settlement – video

Cambodia defended its decision to sign a controversial deal with Australia to receive refugees from a detention centre on the Pacific Island of Nauru on Monday, saying it was both a humanitarian move and the country’s obligation as a signatory under the refugee convention. This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this

UNHCR deeply concerned over Cambodia-Australia refugee deal video

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is ‘deeply concerned’ over a deal struck between Australia and Cambodia, in which Cambodia will resettle potentially hundreds of refugees who were intercepted trying to reach Australia. ‘This is a worrying departure from international norms,’ he says This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if

Cambodia deal says refugees will be settled outside Phnom Penh

Scott Morrison with Cambodian minister of interior Sar Kheng in Phnom Penh on Friday. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images The deal signed by immigration minister Scott Morrison in Phnom Penh on Friday will see refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru resettled “outside” the Cambodian capital. Morrison refused to answer questions regarding the

Australia signs controversial refugee transfer deal with Cambodia

Families in the Nauru detention centre protest against Australia’s new deal to resettle refugees in Cambodia. Photograph: Supplied The Australian immigration minister, Scott Morrison, has signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh that cements a plan for refugees who sought Australia’s protection to be ultimately resettled in Cambodia instead. But refugees on Nauru have

Cambodians protest against refugee deal with Australia in pictures

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Monks, students and villagers say Cambodia cannot even take care of its own people as protest outside Australian embassy in Phnom Penh turns violent Continue reading… Cambodia | The Guardian

Asylum seekers: Morrison to sign resettlement deal with Cambodia

Australia is seeking to move asylum seekers from the island of Nauru. Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP The Cambodian government says Australia’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison, will sign a memorandum of understanding between the two governments on Friday, sealing a controversial deal that would see refugees resettled in Cambodia from the South Pacific island of Nauru. According

Australia close to refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia

Asylum seekers being transported from an aircraft to a bus upon their arrival on Nauru. Photograph: Reuters Australia and Cambodia are edging closer to a controversial refugee resettlement deal with the Australian immigration minister, Scott Morrison, due to visit Cambodia in “upcoming days”, according to Cambodian media reports. It is unlikely, however, the deal will

Refugee resettlement deal imminent, says Cambodia

Under the proposed deal, refugees transferred to Nauru would be resettled in Cambodia, one of the world’s poorest nations. Photograph: Department of Immigration/AAP A refugee resettlement deal between Australia and Cambodia is imminent, with the Cambodian government preparing to send a memorandum of understanding back to the Australian government in “a few days”. The secretary

Tony Abbott declines to rule out refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia

Tony Abbott: ‘We look forward to further support from other countries in our region, including Cambodia.’ Photograph: Alan Porritt/AAPIMAGE Tony Abbott has declined to rule out a refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia as the immigration minister, Scott Morrison, visited the country for discussions on regional solutions to people smuggling. Morrison is the second government minister