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The astonishing story of Sione Vaiomounga, the Tongan stranded in Romania - By Daniel Schofield of the Telegraph
Posted On: Thursday, 21 December 2017
LONDON, 20 DECEMBER 2017 (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH) --- Baia Mare, in the far north of Romania, is a long way from anywhere. Redolent of many concrete-clad former Soviet cities, its notorious claim to fame comes from being the site of Europe's worst... more...

Towards Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Asia and the Pacific - By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar
Posted On: Monday, 18 December 2017
BANGKOK, 18 DECEMBER 2017 (ESCAP) --- In 2017, Asia and the Pacific will be home to 62 million international migrants.   That’s a population larger than the Republic of Korea’s. Even more people from our region - over 100 million ? live... more...

PNG Court to rule on refugees
Posted On: Tuesday, 7 November 2017
PORT MORESBY, 07 NOVEMBER 2017 (THE NATIONAL)--- The  Papua New Guinea Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling today on an application to stop the transfer of refugees from the Manus regional processing centre to two alternative camps. Chief... more...

PNG Courts have no say on what Australia does on Manus
Posted On: Tuesday, 7 November 2017
PORT MORESBY, 07 NOVEMBER 2017 (EMTV)----The Australian Government will not be responsible for the provision of basic services into the decommissioned Manus Regional Processing Centre. This was agreed to in court by the PNG Immigrations and Asylum... more...

Fiji Airways increases Singapore flights to three per week in peak seasons
Posted On: Monday, 6 November 2017
NADI, 06 NOVEMBER 2017 (FIJI AIRWAYS)---Fiji’s National Airline, today announced the addition of a third weekly direct service between Nadi (NAN) and Singapore (SIN) during peak seasons. The airline currently operates twice-weekly flights on... more...

Thousands in NZ illegally as Kiribati 'unliveable'
Posted On: Thursday, 2 November 2017
AUCKLAND, 02 NOVEMBER 2017 (NZN) --- Thousands of Kiribati people are living in Auckland illegally because climate change has made their homeland almost uninhabitable, a human rights lawyer has said. Michael Kidd represented Kiribati man Ioane... more...

PNG has no obligation to keep refugees
Posted On: Thursday, 2 November 2017
PORT MORESBY, 02 NOVEMBER 2017 (POST COURIER) --- Papua New Guinea will be pushing for a review of the current Refugee Resettlement Agreement (RRA) on the future of the remaining refugees on Manus Island. Acting Chief Migration Officer Solomon Kantha... more...

Fiji will accept climate change refugees: AG
Posted On: Thursday, 2 November 2017
SUVA, 02 NOVEMBER 2017 (FBC NEWS) --- Fiji is one of the first countries that will accept people as refugees into the country to give them refugee status if they don’t have anywhere else to go. This was the statement from Fiji’s... more...

France visa section closes in November
Posted On: Friday, 27 October 2017
SUVA, 27 OCTOBER 2017 (FIJI TIMES) --- Requests to travel from Fiji to France and it's overseas territories will now be processed through Vanuatu and the Philippines. A French Embassy notice posted on its social media this hour confirmed the missions... more...

11 Bangladeshis arrested for working illegally in PNG
Posted On: Friday, 27 October 2017
PORT MORESBY, 27 OCTOBER 2017 (THE NATIONAL) --- Eleven Bangladeshis were apprehended by a joint government team for allegedly working illegally in a shop owned by a naturalised citizen in Port Moresby Thursday. The team also found a female believed... more...

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