Nauru , Human Dumping Ground for Asylum Seekers

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This is a page limited to a few purposes – It is a page whereby asylum seekers at Nauru detention centre may communicate to the outside world with letters and pictures to tell of their stories and the conditions within which they are living. This is also a page where fellow bloggers and readers may also communicate with the asylum seekers – messages of support, if you are so inclined.

This is also a page where news relevant to Nauru asylum seekers and asylum seekers in Australia generally will be posted.

This is not a page for people to air their angry and hateful beliefs regarding refugee presence in Australia, etc. We have all heard these negative views before – they in the mainstream media and on the streets.

People who wish to incite hatred – you do not have the voices of the voiceless; we hear your voices every day through many public avenues. This site, however, is not another of these avenues.

This site is for the true voices of the voiceless to be heard. This is a site to give voices to people where the media are largely banned, at Nauru detention centre.

This site and other sites like this one simply serve to fill a gap in public information.

Messages communicated on this blog are not hateful to Australians or Australia, they are simply messages to tell of the conditions that asylum seekers on Nauru are forced to live in, in the hope that improvements will be made.

There are standards of living that every human being on the planet has rights to, no matter where they are from, and this site has been made in dedication to international human rights.

Lastly, this is not a site made to offend the people of the island of Nauru in any way – Nauru is a beautiful Island with, I’m sure, many lovely people. However, this site is quite obviously NOT about the Island of Nauru, it is about the immigration DETENTION CENTRE on Nauru.

Peace, love, and hope,

Blogger 1.

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  1. Dear blogger on Nauru’s detention centre,
    Thanks for your blog! I found it through the website http://www.refugeetentaction.net which reports about refugees in Germany who are denied asylum but who cannot be deported and so are ‘tolerated’ as a sort of second class citizens, always limited by special laws and regulations and living under threat of deportation if the situation in their home country changes. They are camping out now on two major squares in Berlin. The site also reports on other groups of refugees who are camping out in some public area, to make themselves visible to the public and media and politicians (instead of hiding individually as illegal aliens), and some go on hungerstrike as well.
    In Holland there are now two groups, camping out in The Hague (appr. 40 people) and in Amsterdam (appr. 90). Both camps get support from people in their neighbourhoods, from churches and mosques and secular activists, and their actions are well covered by the media. They also get legal assistance from wellknown lawyers.
    While the government is strict in rejecting them, saying ‘the only way is out’, the mayor of Amsterdam has first announced to evict them from their campsite and then offered them a one month stay in a refugee centre, while their procedures could be reviewed. But they know that their procedures have been reviewed thoroughly before and the rejection was final, and a one month stay means that they will be out on the street again after that, so about 30 of this group has started a hungerstrike today – just to show that they are very serious about their refusal to be deported back to their home country, because of the dangers they fear. They are from countries like Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and others like Senegal, Mali, Mauretania.
    Whatever the outcome will be, it is great and admirable that these people show the courage to step out into the open as a group – on November 10 they held an impressive rally and march in the centre of Amsterdam – and they force the government to face a loose thread in their policy, which is the failure to deport people who are denied asylum. To be sure: many people do get deported, but it depends on the willingness of the home country to co-operate in giving travelling papers, and if not, the person is not allowed to stay in Holland, gets an order to leave the country, but cannot ever get a residence permit in a bordering country in Europa (because of the Dublin agreement, which says that one can ask for asylum in one European country only; and all asylum requests get filed in a European computer system…). Up till now, the Dutch government simply ignored this group of rejected asylum seekers who could not be deported and who were simply put out on the street and left to the charity of churches and private groups, who with their limited means can never take care of the appr. 6.000 people in the same condition. [They are part of the over 120.000 undocumented people in Holland.]
    Today in parliament the Socialist Party proposed a vote on their situation, claiming that with the upcoming winter season their tents would not be acceptable, so they should get a ‘humane sort of shelter, but definitely not migrant detention’ – and this vote was passed by a majority! We’ll see what it will come to. Finally the government should take responsibility for those who they don’t want to stay but also cannot send back.
    Now my very best greetings to you and the ones you are working for and with,
    Keep up the good struggle!
    Frans Zoer
    Amsterdam

    1. I’m glad the website posted a link to ours, it’s good for this issues to get international attention.

      And thanks for that rundown about the conditions overseas, I’ve just checked out the refugeetentaction site and had a good read. It’s atrocious that the mistreatment of asylum seekers is so widespread.

      Thank you for your support!,
      Blogger 1

  2. Dear Blog Author

    The National Library of Australia is interested in contacting the author of this blog with regard to its possible inclusion within PANDORA: Australia’s Web Archive. We were unable to locate any contact details onsite and are requesting that if you are interested in your blog being archived that you contact us at: webarchive [at] nla.gov.au.

    You can see more details on the Archive at the link below. http://pandora.nla.gov.au/about.html

    Regards

    PANDORA team

    1. Hi Russell.

      Unfortunately, this blog is run anonymously. This is because, at times, we are up to our elbows in angry, racist hate-speech. It doesn’t appear on the site because comments must be ‘approved’ to appear on the site. Considering that the topic of refugees is one of such divided emotion, we’ve opted for anonymity.

      What would be required of me (in terms of personal details) for the website to be archived?

      Thanks very much for getting in contact.

      Regards,
      Blogger 1.

  3. We’re so glad you are able to do what you do. Hope this page can make it onto NLA site somehow as it represents some documentary heritage & evidence of this particular point in time

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