9 Jul 2014

Nauru declares more refugees

5:52 pm on 9 July 2014

Nauru has granted refugee status to another 26 people from the Australian run asylum seeker camps on the island.

It brings to 99 the number of refugees declared on Nauru since determinations were first handed down six weeks ago.

In total 29 asylum seekers have so far failed in their bids for refugee status.

The latest group of refugees, comprised of family groups and single men, will initially live in allocated accommodation on the island.


Nauru Photo: Supplied

They are entitled to move freely around Nauru and to try to get jobs.

More than a 1000 asylum seekers remain incarcerated in the three camps on the island.