Immigration

Fewer than 30 kids on Nauru, advocates say

Refugee advocates say eight children were flown from Nauru to Australia for treatment on Monday. (AAP)

Refugee advocates say eight children left Nauru on Monday for medical treatment in Australia, leaving 27 kids remaining on the island.

Refugee advocates say there are 27 asylum seeker children remaining on Nauru after multiple families were flown to Australia for medical treatment.

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre says a total of 25 people - eight children as part of six families - left the Pacific island on Monday.

The asylum seekers remaining on Nauru and Manus Island have critical and serious medical issues, ASRC spokeswoman Jana Favero says.

"Everyone's had enough. The Australian government sponsored offshore detention medical crisis needs to end now," she said in a statement.

"After five years, every moment is too long."

However, once the families receive medical treatment they will not be resettled permanently in Australia.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton last week confirmed all asylum seeker children would be taken from Nauru by the end of this year, but non-refugees would be made to go back to their country of origin.

Refugees would be sent to the United States or resettled in other countries.

A Labor government would also ban the asylum seekers from permanently settling in Australia, with the opposition's policy centred on offshore processing and third-country resettlement.

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