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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

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

Cambodians protest Australia using country as refugee dumping ground

Protesters outside the Australian embassy said Cambodia is not fit to accommodate refugees, as it cannot take care of its own people. Photograph: Lauren Crothers Monks, students and villagers from two of Phnom Penh’s most notorious eviction sites protested outside the Australian embassy on Friday, calling for a controversial refugee settlement deal not to be

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

Australia in early discussions with Cambodia on refugee transfer

Morrison said the Australian government would fund some ‘resettlement packages’ for refugees moved to Cambodia, but declined to detail the costs. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images Scott Morrison has given the clearest indication yet of a refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia, stating Australia is in “early discussions” with the south-east Asian state to eventually transfer refugees

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