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Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Published By   /  October 7, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Children, Doctors Without Borders, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Media, Mental Health, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, MSF, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Doctors Without Borders staff at a display tent during Nauru’s 50th independence celebrations in January. Image: MSF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Health and human rights advocates fear the mental ill-health of refugees on Nauru could worsen following the Pacific government’s move to scrap a vital support service. Doctors Without Borders (MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières) […]

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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, Children, Detention Centres, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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From rags to riches to rags again – the Forum’s hidden cost for Nauru

Published By   /  September 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, British Phosphate Commission, Children, Climate, Development, Diabetes, Environment, Erosion, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru Agreement, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Obesity, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Phosphate, Phosphate mining, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on From rags to riches to rags again – the Forum’s hidden cost for Nauru

A child in Australia’s Nauru detention centre. Image: SBS/World Vision ANALYSIS: By Dr Crosbie Walsh Nauru hosts the Pacific Islands Forum — whose membership includes Australia, New Zealand and 16 Pacific Islands nations — from today until Wednesday when lofty ideas may help soften present realities. The island, 56km south of the Equator and thousands […]

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NZ offer still open for taking 150 refugees, says PM Ardern

Published By   /  September 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Children, Detention, Detention Centres, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on NZ offer still open for taking 150 refugees, says PM Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talking to the media at Auckland University of Technology yesterday. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reaffirmed her country’s offer to take 150 refugees from Nauru and Manus Island shortly before she attends the Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit next week. New […]

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Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

Published By   /  September 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Child refugees, Children, Development, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, justice, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

Some of the children in the refugee camp on the island of Nauru. Image: SBS/Rural Australians for Fefugees/File Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Amnesty International has joined 80 other NGOs in urging Pacific leaders to demand the closure of the Australian-funded immigration detention camp on Nauru  when they meet in the Pacific nation next week, reports SBS […]

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Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

Published By   /  March 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Children, Education, Federated States of Micronesia, Health, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, SDG, Social issues, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNICEF, Youth  /  Comments Off on Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Poor data collection in several Pacific Island countries is obstructing UNICEF’s first assessment to measure progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for children according to a report. UNICEF’s report Progress for Children in […]

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