200 refugees to leave Manus & Nauru in January 2018

Up to 200 refugees to leave Manus Island and Nauru for United States in January

by Michael Koziol

SMH – 15 December 2017

Refugees on Manus Island were engaged in a protest at the old detention centre last month. About 60 men have been ...

Close to 200 refugees on Manus Island and Nauru have been accepted for resettlement in the United States in a significant progression of the deal struck by Malcolm Turnbull and former US President Barack Obama.

Fairfax Media understands about 130 people on Nauru, including families, and about 60 men on Manus Island, have received final approval to go to the US. Refugee advocates expect the refugees to fly out in January.

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