White South African farmers don’t need Australia’s help, UNHCR says


April 16, 2018 16:20:28

The United Nations has urged Australia to resettle the refugees who have been languishing on Manus Island and Nauru for the past five years, rather than focusing on the plight of persecuted white South African farmers.

Key points:

  • UNHCR in Canberra says it is yet to receive any queries from white South African farmers seeking protection in Australia
  • Spokesperson said those transferred to offshore processing centres in PNG and Nauru should be first priority
  • Government has told refugees in those centres they will never be resettled in Australia

As pressure mounts within the Coalition to help resettle the farmers, the UNHCR has cast doubt on whether South African farmers can be…

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