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The latest on Nauru

Read the latest on the Kids Off Nauru campaign: Five more children in two families have been evacuated off Nauru, while seventeen children still remain. The ASRC calls for all children and their families to be evacuated to Australia as soon as possible for proper medical treatment.

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Feeding the community

For many people seeking asylum, keeping food on the table is getting harder and harder. Everyday the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is seeing more and more vulnerable people come through the doors who have no income, no work rights and no where to turn to.

Get Kids Off Nauru

Australia's man-made crisis on Nauru. Six years on.

The ASRC and Refugee Council of Australia’s joint report Australia’s man-made crisis on Nauru. Six years on  proves that the government must acknowledge the truth, stop misleading the Australian public and take responsibility for the situation on Nauru before a child dies.

Stories

    • 19 OCT 18
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    #KidsOffNauru campaign update

    #KidsOffNauru campaign update

    This week our powerful Kids Off Nauru campaign achieved a tipping point. ASRC Campaign Manager, Marcella Brassett, shares the political impact thousands in our community have had. This week, the powerful Kids Off Nauru campaign achieved a tipping point in Canberra. The issue stayed dominant in Australia’s media, with coverage of doctors, medical practitioners and

    • 24 SEP 18
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    Fighting from the inside: how the ASRC Detention Advocacy team are evacuating the children of Nauru

    Fighting from the inside: how the ASRC Detention Advocacy team are evacuating the children of Nauru

    *Warning: this article contains graphic content and references to suicide Walking out of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Detention Advocacy office, my breath catches at the sight on the back of the door. I’m looking at a sea of young faces. The door is covered in printed photos of children, with names written on

    • 21 SEP 18
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    A flood of calls and letters urge political leaders to get #KidsOffNauru

    A flood of calls and letters urge political leaders to get #KidsOffNauru

    Melbourne volunteers mobilise hundreds in Moonee Ponds to pick up their phone and call on local Member, Bill Shorten, to evacuate kids off Nauru, writes #RightTrack Volunteer Bec Richards. Earlier this month, our team of seventeen #RightTrack volunteers hit the streets in Moonee Ponds in support of the refugee sector’s #KidsOffNauru campaign. Over two hours,

    • 14 SEP 18
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    Young people take the lead

    Young people take the lead

    With new skills and training from ASRC’s Youth Action Project, 20 young people are taking their vision back to the community and setting up groups they’re passionate about across Melbourne. Sitting alongside the trivia nights and book clubs, we’re going to see more and more community groups popping up around Melbourne in support of fair

Latest news

    • 19 NOV 18
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    Five more children evacuated off Nauru, seventeen remain

    Five more children evacuated off Nauru, seventeen remain

    Five more children have been flown off Nauru over the weekend, as part of two families. Seventeen children now remain offshore. Jana Favero, Director of Campaigns and Advocacy at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre said today that slowly but surely, the children were being evacuated from Nauru. “It’s time to end this national disgrace of

    • 15 NOV 18
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    There are now twenty two children remaining on Nauru

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre confirms that as of today there are now twenty two children remaining on Nauru. Jana Favero, Director of Campaigns and Advocacy at the ASRC said while the reduction in numbers was a relief, there should be no children detained on Nauru because it is not safe there for their mental

    • 01 NOV 18
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    UPDATE: Sick children in need of urgent medical care remain on Nauru

    Despite headlines this morning saying the Australian Government is considering transferring refugee children from Nauru by the end of the year, caseworkers have released details showing sick children in need of urgent medical care remain untreated on Nauru. Caseworkers from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) detention advocacy team stated this morning that 5 of

    • 01 NOV 18
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    Children on Nauru need medical care in Australia now, not by Christmas

    This morning’s reports that the government is promising to remove all children off Nauru, by the end of year are welcome. The ASRC is currently working with 20 children on Nauru that need urgent medical care. Altogether, 38 children and their families still remain in offshore processing and the government has the power to transfer