I wonder why The Republic of #Nauru has blocked me.
I don't think I have ever even looked at their page that is run by an Australian media firm, Mercer PR, in Brisbane with close links to the Liberal Party.
Blocked by the Republic of #Nauru fake page run by the Liberal Party's Australian media firm, Mercer PR, in Brisbane.
That's ok. I am not blocked by the other Republic of Nauru page that gives more honest news & opinions.
Republic of Nauru @RepublicNauru twitter.com/RepublicNauru
.@RepublicNauru wants the world to see true photos of RON Hospital, the only hospital on #Nauru for locals & refugees. Please retweet to help Nauru's publicity campaign. 1/5
RT. The legislation @AustralianLabor will introduce regarding kids on #Nauru fails every critical test. The @ASRC1 is actually best placed to explain why as we are one of the organisations doing the work with the kids & families right now. Here's why it fails the kids. A thread.
1. It relies on Minister acting in the best interests of the child by formally making them final decision maker, they already are in reality & just hide behind "bureaucracy", this changes nothing. #Dutton will continue to block without court order, our experience dozens of times.
2. In requiring the Minister to make a determination within 24 hours on a medical transfer from Nauru, once that period is passed we will still have to rely on courts as no legislation exists to compel the Minister, his power remains non - compellable
this is a long thread on #nauru, where i spent last week. nauru is currently most visible as a site for australia’s offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees. it is also the location of a longstanding #phosphate mine which covers over 2/3 of the island 1/22
#nauru is a beautiful island. its main resource is #phosphate. germany colonised nauru in the late 1800s and in the early 1900s the british found phosphate and started to exploit it for fertiliser and munitions with australia and nz, who became nauru’s trustees in the 1920s 3/22
THREAD: About 900 refugees have been trapped for the last 5 years by the #Australia policy of offshore detention on #Nauru island. Their sole crime being seeking refuge by boat. As a result of these policy, many people attempt suicide or self-harm.
After providing mental health care in #Nauru for the last 11 months, @MSF was asked to cease its activities in 24h because its services were ‘no longer required’. This is totally disgraceful, the mental health situation on the island is devastating.
Our psychiatrists and psychologists have been shocked by the number of people thinking of or attempting suicide, with children as 9 years old saying it is better to die than live with no hope in #Nauru. Many children didn’t eat, drink and could not even walk to the toilet.
@SarahRubyWrites@jokowi In theory, Indonesia is responsible.
(#IDG=Indo immigration dept)
However, Indonesia is the 3rd country, with #Manus & #Nauru, that Australia pays to use refugees as 'rocks to block the sea'.
Aus pays #IOM to run refugee community housing & 13 detention centres in #Indonesia.
@SarahRubyWrites@jokowi#UNHCR Indonesia received less & less funding, none this year, to process refugees in Indonesia for resettlement.
Australia took this 'humanitarian aid' & gave it to #IOM to detain refugees to force voluntary returns.
Now IOM had funding cut, new refugees sleeping in streets.
@SarahRubyWrites@jokowi So big backlog of asylum seekers awaiting UNHCR processing due to no funds.
No new admissions to #IOM or even detention in Indonesia since April 2018.
Refugees queue to get IN to detention, live in streets outside IDC's. No money, no accommodation, live on handouts.
The #UnitedNations still has an unfulfilled promised to🇵🇸#Palestine, a commitment that was adopted 70 years ago at the General Assembly & has not materialized yet: the creation of its free & sovereign State.-🇧🇴#Bolivia's Amb. to the #UN, @SachaLlorenti
"70 yrs ago the #UN made 2 promises to the world
1st was to create a free & sovereign state of #Israel,the promise was fulfilled
2nd promise was to create a free independent & sovereign state of #Palestine
We're talking of more than 70yrs of an unfulfilled promise"#Bolivia UN Amb
"One of the parties has built checkpoints in occupied #Palestinian Territories,
an annexation wall along the #WestBank, illegal settlements,responsible for preventing the return of more than👉#6MILLION👈Palestinian refugees to their homes,..."@SachaLlorenti,#Bolivia's Amb. to #UN
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...