Australia

Resettlement deal: 35 refugees leave Nauru for the US

Refugees leaving Nauru, bound for the US Source: Refugee Action Coalition

A further 35 refugees have departed the immigration centre on Nauru for America under a resettlement deal Australia struck with the US.

Another 35 refugees are leaving Nauru for the United States on Sunday, the third group to depart Australia's offshore immigration centres this week.

Almost all are single Afghan, Pakistani or Rohingya men, along with one Sri Lankan family and one Bangladesh refugee, the Refugee Action Coalition's Ian Rintoul said.

So far 84 people have flown from Nauru and another 85 from Papua New Guinea's Manus Island to the US under the resettlement deal, with at least one more flight expected to leave this month.

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