November 27, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Refugees Forcibly Removed From Detention Center (Australia: UA 184.17)


There are ongoing concerns for hundreds of refugees as authorities forcibly relocated men from the Lombrum detention centre on 23 November, three weeks after all essential services were shut down. These refugees and asylum-seekers remain at further risk of violence from members of the local community and security forces.

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There are ongoing concerns for hundreds of refugees as authorities forcibly relocated men from the Lombrum detention centre on 23 November, three weeks after all essential services were shut down. These refugees and asylum-seekers remain at further risk of violence from members of the local community and security forces.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Ensure the safety and security of all refugees and asylum-seekers, including from violence by local communities, security forces or private security contractors and for police to refrain from arresting peaceful activists;
  • Ensure all refugees and asylum-seekers have access to acceptable living conditions, including access to adequate medical care, sanitation, food and water, electricity and other essential facilities;
  • Immediately bring all men to Australia and ensure all those granted refugee status have the right to settle in Australia or safe third countries.

Contact these two officials by 4 January, 2018:

Minister of Immigration and Border Protection
Mr Peter Dutton
PO Box 6022
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Fax: +61 (02) 6273 4144
Email: [email protected]
Twitter : @PeterDutton_MP
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Joe Hockey, Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 1 202 797 3000 I Fax: 1 202 797 3168
Twitter: @JoeHockey @AusintheUS
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 184.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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