Posts Tagged ‘Child refugees’

Kids in cages: You can help

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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New Zealanders tend to think there is little they can do about the detention of “kids in cages” on the southern borders of the United States. “But there’s actually a bunch of things you can do, even from here. We need not feel powerless,” says Thalia Kehoe Rowden writing in The Spinoff. “Here are some Read more

Aus PM backtracks on Nauru evacuation

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Scott Morrison also told Sky News sick children evacuated from Nauru for medical treatment would be sent back. Mr Morrison said about 30 children who remained on Nauru would be left there unless they needed medical attention in Australia or they were resettled in the United States. Continue reading

Door could be opening for Nauru refugees to come to NZ

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The Australian government has indicated it could accept New Zealand’s offer to take up to 150 refugees, but only if legislation passes Parliament ensuring people sent to offshore detention can never travel to Australia in the future. New Zealand first made the offer in 2013, but the coalition government has not accepted it arguing that Read more

Stateless Thai cave survivors may get citizenship

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Thailand’s Interior Ministry and the Children and Youth Department have, on Thursday, promised to find a way to bestow citizenship on three stateless people rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Coach Ekkapol Chantawong and two of the boys, Pornchai Kamluang and Adul Sam-on, will be receiving legal assistance in the nationality verification process. However, on Friday Read more

More than 700 children taken from their parents at USA border

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

This year on the Mexico-United State border, immigrants coming into the United States, even those applying for asylum at ports of entry, have been having their children taken from them. According to data prepared by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), from October 2017 to April 2018 more than 700 children were taken from adults Read more

UK government abandoning duty to protect child refugees

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The UK Government is “abandoning its statutory and moral duty to take effective action for the protection of vulnerable, unaccompanied child refugees,” said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster Nichols, who is the president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has asked the British government to review its decision to limit the number of Read more