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Australia sends asylum-seekers who try to enter the country by boat to processing facilities on Nauru and on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, but conditions in the camps have been widely criticised

Australia: ‘Very Few Prospects’ for Refugees Living in Island Camps

Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton sees an uncertain future for many of the 1,305 refugees currently warehoused in Papua New Guinea and the island of Nauru. “We continue to talk to third countries, but let me tell you, there are very few prospects, if any, on the horizon,” he said on Monday.

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Trump on Pace to Admit Less Than 21,000 Refugees in 2018, Only 1,639 Arrived in April

Only 1,639 refugees were admitted to the United States in April, bringing the total arrivals during the first seven months of FY 2018 to 12,188. At this pace, the Trump administration will admit fewer than 21,000 refugees in FY 2018, the lowest number of annual arrivals since the enabling legislation, the Refugee Act of 1980, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.

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Netherlands: 85 Per Cent of Refugees Still Unemployed

Only 15 per cent of refugees who have been permitted to work in the Netherlands since 2014 are in employment, figures show, with experts predicting the proportion who have jobs will rise only to 40 per cent over the next ten years.

Hamas prepares for mass rallies along Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians Setting Up Tent City to Stage Gaza Border Chaos

TEL AVIV – Thousands of Palestinians will gather at the border with Gaza on Friday and set-up a “tent city” for a six-week-long protest “to demand the right of return to the homes and villages that they were expelled from in 1948,” Ahmad Abu Ratima, an organizer of the protest, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.