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The 1951 Refugee Convention

Twelve Nations Sign Refugee ConventionThe 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees was officially signed 64 years ago today at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, by Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, United Kingdom and Yugoslavia. Since its signing the Geneva Refugee Convention has been instrumental in helping an estimated 50 million people Continue reading

Latest report on Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

Adrian Edwards, Spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Photo: UNIFEEDDespite recent improvements, conditions at an offshore processing centre currently housing 250 people seeking asylum in Australia do not meet international standards, the United Nations refugee agency said today, citing “continued and worrying shortcomings” at the facility. “Living conditions are still harsh, processing Continue reading