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Australia reportedly transfers another Nauru detainee to Cambodia under $55m deal

A refugee has reportedly arrived in Cambodia from Nauru under the Turnbull Government’s$55 million agreement. A Syrian man was said to be the seventh person to resettle to one of Asia’s poorest nations. Cambodian Interior Ministry’s Refugee Department head Tan Sovichea said there were two refugees ...

Frenalyn Wilson
http://www.ibtimes.com.au/australia-reportedly-transfers-another-nauru-detainee-cambodia-under-55m-deal-1554001

Sixth refugee arrives from Nauru under controversial deal

Cambodian authorities say the latest refugee to take up the country’s resettlement offer under a controversial deal with Australia arrived in Phnom Penh on Sunday, only the sixth to do so since the deal was struck in September 2014. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sixth-refugee-arrives-nauru-controversial-deal-120305/

Three more refugees volunteer from Nauru

Almost a year after the last arrival of a refugee under Cambodia’s controversial plan with Australia to resettle those it is holding on the island nation of Nauru, another three have volunteered to make the trip to Cambodia, an official said on Sunday. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/three-refugees-volunteer-nauru-119374/

Refugee deal dead in the water

The new Australian ambassador to Cambodia praised the Kingdom yesterday for taking in refugees from the island nation of Nauru, where Australia has controversially held refugees against their will in appalling living conditions in an effort to stop others from seeking asylum there. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28112/refugee-deal-dead-in-the-water/

UN criticizes Australian refugee policy

Australia’s refugee policies were condemned during a review by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Australia automatically detains asylum-seekers who arrive in the country without visas. Hundreds of detainees are sent for processing to offshore camps in the South Pacific in Papua New Guinea and ...

Phil Mercer
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/un-criticizes-australian-refugee-policy/3053177.html

Refugees resettled in Cambodia reportedly move into private accommodation

Refugees resettled in Cambodia as part of a multi-million-dollar deal with Australia have reportedly moved into private accommodation, five months after arriving in the Asian nation. ...

Stephanie Anderson
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-20/refugees-resettled-in-cambodia-moved-into-private-accomodation/6870970

2 more refugees headed to Cambodia from Nauru

Two more refugees detained on the South Pacific island of Nauru are expected to arrive in Cambodia soon as part of a controversial resettlement deal with Australia. ...

Neou Vannarin
http://www.voanews.com/content/two-more-refugees-headed-cambodia-nauru/2995592.html

Second group of Nauru refugees slated to arrive next month

A second group of refugees is scheduled to arrive from the Pacific Island of Nauru next month, in an ongoing agreement with Australia. ...

Neou Vannarin
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/second-group-of-nauru-refugees-slated-to-arrive-next-month/2963005.html

Australia says deal to send more refugees to Cambodia still on

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday denied a refugee deal with Cambodia had collapsed after Cambodian officials said it did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific  detention center under an  agreement. ...

VOA Khmer News Staff
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/australia-says-deal-to-send-more-refugees-to-cambodia-still-on/2939548.html

Prime Minister Hun Sen to visit Australia early December on refugees

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen plans to meet with Australian prime minister for additional talk on the implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) relating to the resettlement of refugees from Nauru to Cambodia. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/prime-minister-hun-sen-to-visit-australia-early-december-on-refugees-8817

Two months on, official says refugees beginning to settle in Cambodia

Two months after Cambodia received its first group of asylum seekers from Australia as part of a controversial resettlement deal, a Cambodian government official has said the refugees are “very happy” in their new homes. ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/two-months-on-official-says-refugees-beginning-to-settle-in-cambodia/2900636.html

Australia pushing to send more refugees: group

A month after the first four refugees arrived in Cambodia under a controversial resettlement scheme the government signed with Australia last year, immigration officers on the South Pacific island of Nauru are ratcheting up efforts to convince more refugees to join them, according to a ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/australia-pushing-to-send-more-refugees-to-cambodia-group-87347/

Asylum seekers land in Cambodia under secret deal

Four asylum seekers arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday. They are the first asylum seekers from an Australian-operated camp on the Pacific island of Nauru. The refugees are an Iranian man and his wife, a second man, also from Iran, and an ethnic Rohingya man from ...

Robert Carmichael
http://bit.ly/1FJQiTV

Fleeing violence, Iraqi migrant finds haven in Cambodia

In his small restaurant in downtown Phnom Penh, Hashim Fahram serves up fresh, golden falafel having found safety for his family far from his native Iraq. Without refugee status in Cambodia, the Fahrams have to rely on the authorities to renew their visas every year, ...

The Daily Star News Staff
http://bit.ly/1EZ7CDA

First refugees from Nauru to arrive Thursday

The first four asylum seekers moving to Cambodia from the South Pacific island of Nauru will arrive Thursday, part of a controversial resettlement deal with Australia. ...

Neou Vannarin and Phorn Bopha
http://bit.ly/1G7vDhd

Cambodia arrival of the first Australia's unwanted refugees imminent

Four refugees detained in the tiny Pacific island of Nauru are set to arrive in Cambodia as part of a controversial agreement that has so far cost Australian taxpayers $55.5 million. ...

Lindsay Murdoch
http://bit.ly/1GjMn6N

Four Nauru refugees who agreed to go to Cambodia wait to fly out

Three refugees who have agreed to travel to Cambodia are being housed in the Nauru detention centre before they are scheduled to fly out. There are currently just four refugees who have agreed to take up the Australian government’s resettlement offer in Cambodia, despite a large ...

Paul Farrell
http://bit.ly/1GmWWQy

One refugee on Nauru takes up resettlement offer, says Cambodian official

Just one refugee on Nauru has taken up the Australian government’s offer to settle Cambodia, according to a Cambodian official. A Cambodian interior ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak told the Cambodia Daily that a Rohingya man was so far the only refugee who had taken up the ...

Paul Farrell
http://bit.ly/1DD4nl4

Australia makes video pitch for Cambodia to asylum seekers

The Australian immigration minister on Wednesday made a blunt videotaped pitch to asylum seekers detained on the Pacific island of Nauru to accept a resettlement offer while stressing they should forget about ever moving to Australia. ...

Steve Herman
http://bit.ly/1K7a67U

Resettlement offer to asylum seekers may have breached Cambodia deal

Australian immigration officials have approached asylum seekers within the Nauru detention centre about resettlement in Cambodia, apparently in contravention of the agreement between the two countries. The settlement agreement with Cambodia specifies that offers should be made only to people with refugee status. But it ...

Paul Farrell
http://bit.ly/1DQq6ZR

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