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Asylum seeker who has given birth speaks about conditions on Nauru


A Rohingyan asylum seeker previously held on Nauru has given birth on the Australian mainland after her transfer to Brisbane and has spoken out about conditions offshore.

via Asylum seeker who has given birth speaks about conditions on Nauru | World news | theguardian.com.

Refugee advocates want pregnant asylum seeker removed from ‘inhumane conditions’ on Nauru


The Iranian woman who is carrying twins is believed to be six months pregnant, and advocates say she should be taken off the island.

Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition says the woman’s family have told him she is being held at the family camp.

via Refugee advocates want pregnant asylum seeker removed from ‘inhumane conditions’ on Nauru – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

Pregnant asylum seekers to give birth on Nauru


Pregnant asylum seekers will give birth in Nauru for the first time since 2004 under the Abbott government’s ”no exemptions” approach to offshore detention.

Fairfax Media has learned a woman carrying twins is one of the first asylum seekers since the Howard era to face the prospect of giving birth in the tiny island republic.

via Pregnant asylum seekers to give birth on Nauru.

Nauru camp now housing over 500 of Australia’s asylum seekers


The number of asylum seekers sent by Australia to Nauru now exceeds 500, with 43 flown from Christmas Island early on Monday.

The group of single men were mostly Iranian or Pakistani.

via Nauru camp now housing over 500 of Australia’s asylum seekers.

Nauru asylum claims to be decided in weeks


Immigration department secretary Martin Bowles told a budget estimates hearing in Canberra on Monday that refugee claims are expected to be finalised in the coming weeks, after Nauruan officials began processing applications in March.

via Nauru asylum claims to be decided in weeks.