Tag Archives: Immigration Detention

More Manus Island, Nauru Refugees Moved to US

Australia and Papua New Guinea: RNZ reports 40 more refugees, who were detained in Papua New Guinea and Nauru by Australia, have been transferred to the United States for resettlement. Ads-Up, a US based group of Australian volunteers supporting refugees … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Health D-G Dr Noor Hisham calls for concerted action on Covid-19 at immigration detention centres in Malaysia, warns against discrimination of foreigners

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Immediate medical attention and decontamination are needed at immigration detention centres where Covid-19 has emerged, said health director-general (D-G) Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah while stressing that foreigners should not be discriminated against in terms … Continue reading

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Thailand: Let UN Refugee Agency Screen Rohingya

(Bangkok) – Thai authorities should allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) unhindered access to Rohingya from Myanmar to determine whether they qualify for refugee status, Human Rights Watch said today. The government’s inhumane policy of holding Rohingya … Continue reading

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Malaysia: More coronavirus cases at migrant detention centre

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia reported 35 new coronavirus cases at an immigration detention centre on Thursday, after authorities rounded up undocumented migrants this month in areas under lockdown. The United Nations has called on Malaysia to stop the crackdown, … Continue reading

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Dozens More Manus Refugees Fly to America

Australia and Papua New Guinea: Dozens more refugees have left Manus Island for the United States despite coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions. The men were transferred under a deal struck between Canberra and Washington in 2016. Source: Deniliquin Pastoral Times: … Continue reading

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Singapore: Condition of Migrant Workers- Lockdown and Testing

Majority of the 26,000 recorded cases of Covid-19 are migrant workers living in crowded dormitories. On the 5th April 2020, the Ministry of Health issued a press release indicating that the overcrowded migrant worker S11 and Westlite Toh Guan Dormitories … Continue reading

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Australia: Protesters Fined as Refugee Rushed to Hospital

There has been growing animosity between the police and protesters, as they continue  to call for refugees and asylum seekers to be released from detention. Refugees have been held in budget hotels, where they have been denied medicare and the … Continue reading

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Legislation an Attempt to Hide Government Failure to Act on COVID Risks in Immigration Detention

Australia: The Refugee Council believe the Federal Government’s announcement on legislation to extend search powers in immigration detention is a shameless attempt to distract attention from its failure to address the acute health risk to hundreds of people being detained. … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Concerns over Immigration Detention Centre Conditions and Migrant Worker Rights

Human rights lawyers have raised concerns over the high risk conditions of Immigration Detention Centres for the spread of COVID-19 amongst detainees. Castle Peak Bay Immigration Detention Centre has been particularly criticised following reports of “rats in the premises, malfunctioning toilets, … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Mass Arrests of Refugees

Raids and mass arrests of refugees and undocumented migrant workers as part of an anti-Covid-19 campaign despite Malaysia’s previous announcement reassuring they wouldn’t be arrested. Those arrested include young children and Rohingya refugees. Source: Global Detention Project

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