Life improves for four refugees on FSM

From , 5:02 am on 3 July 2017

Four Nepalese refugees who'd been detained on a ramshackle boat in Micronesia for months have been moved to a house as they wait to be resettled.

Their year on a rat infested leaking boat tied to the Pohnpei wharf prompted locals to raise the alarm and a local attorney filed legal action in the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia to get them released.

The men were the only ones determined to be refugees among a group of asylum seekers from Nepal and India who arrived in FSM two and a half years ago.

They're still not allowed to move about freely but the managing editor of Kaselehlie Press, Bill Jaynes, told Sally Round they're faring quite well.

Nepalese refugees in Micronesia

Photo: Supplied/ Denise Oen