AUSTRAILIA: Officials Reach Resettlement Deal with US

On 12 November, Australian and United States officials announced the agreement of a resettlement deal in regards to the refugees in Nauru and Papua New Guinea. Australian law mandates individuals intercepted attempting to reach Australia in pursuit of refuge will be sent to the processing center detention camps in either Papua New Guinea or Nauru. Approximately 1,200 people are currently held at the processing centers, some of which have been there for years. The agreement is intended to resettle the refugees at the centers, including the resettlement of some into the US.

 

[Madison Landry, madison.landry.ee@gmail.com]