Posts Tagged ‘detention’

Detained migrant children numbers skyrocket

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The overall number of detained migrant children in the US has exploded to the highest ever recorded. Population levels at US federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than five-fold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times. So far this month 12,800 children were being detained. Read more

Aussie churches offer sanctuary to asylum seekers

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Ten Anglican and Uniting churches in Australia have offered sanctuary to traumatised and abused asylum seekers who are set to be returned to Nauru. A recent Australian court decision stated the lawfulness of the offshore detention regime on Nauru. This means 267 asylum seekers on mainland Australia could be returned there. But 10 Anglican and Read more

Dumping migrant children in Nauru called state-sanctioned abuse

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Australia has sent 157 Tamil asylum seekers, including 50 children, to Nauru a week after religious leaders slammed policy in this area as child abuse. The group were held at sea for a month after their boat, which set sail from Pondicherry in India, was intercepted in June. They were moved to Australia’s mainland, to Read more

Human rights of refugees demand ‘priority’

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The world’s governments must give “absolute priority” to the fundamental human rights of refugees, a new Vatican document declares. The strongly worded document, entitled Welcoming Christ in Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons, was released jointly by the Pontifical Council for Migrants and the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. It says Catholic laity have an obligation to Read more