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* Several Sri Lankan refugees leave Nauru immigration camps for resettlement in US
Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 01:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: Several families of refugees including Sri Lankans and a group of single men have left immigration camps on Nauru to be resettled in the United States.

The group of 29, including eight children, who flew off the island nation on Sunday, is the fifth cohort to leave Nauru under Australia’s refugee resettlement deal with the US, the Australian Associated Press reported.

The group included two Sri Lankan families, one Rohingyan family, one Afghan family and single men from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to refugee advocates.

Under the deal Australia reached with the previous Obama administration - derided by the now US president, Donald Trump - the US agreed to take up to 1,250 refugees from the offshore detention centers.

 

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