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Australia Grants Status to Refugees

From Reuters

Several dozen Iraqi boat people turned away by Australia 10 months ago and shipped to a detention camp in Papua New Guinea have finally arrived in the country after being deemed to be genuine refugees.

The 42 Iraqis granted temporary refugee protection visas by Australia were flown from a detention camp on Papua New Guinea’s Manus island to Melbourne on Tuesday. About 2,600 other people remain in detention camps.


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