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Stay or go? Offered a future away from home, Tuvalu’s people face a painful choice

Australia’s visa offer to residents of the Pacific island nation in the face of the climate crisis stokes mixed emotionsFor many years, residents of Tuvalu have been aware of a threat hanging over their country: if nothing is done to combat the climate…

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Refugees in PNG told they will be evicted next week after Australian-sponsored housing bills not paid

Australian-funded humanitarian program has not funded housing, food and medical services for over a year, providers sayGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastRefugees and asylum seekers held by Australia in Papua New G…

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‘Red flags’ raised over scheme to allow families of Pacific Island workers to join them in Australia

Families who relocate under federal scheme would not have access to Medicare, or relocation or housing costs, making move unviable for many, experts warnGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastGuest workers from Pacific…

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Anthony Albanese to push ‘family-first’ security treaty in address to Papua New Guinea parliament

Australian PM to call for ‘a swift conclusion to negotiations’ to treaty and say both countries should ‘work as equals with our fellow Pacific states’Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastAnthony Albanese will seek pr…

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Could a digital twin of Tuvalu preserve the island nation before it’s lost to the collapsing climate?

With rising seas expected to submerge the nation by 2100, official says ‘we should always be able to remember Tuvalu as it is, before it disappears’Get our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastWhen Tuvalu vanishes beneath rising s…

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Two years after the fire, Moria refugee camp’s legacy still leaves its mark

Many of those housed in the notorious refugee camp remain on Lesbos, while others have managed to rebuild new livesTwo years have elapsed since the huge Moria fire gutted what became known as Europe’s most notorious refugee camp. Squalid, gargantuan an…

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Letters from those left behind: Afghans who worked for Australia describe desperation as they hide from Taliban

These are the stories of interpreters, embassy staff, guards and aid workers still trying to get to Australia a year after the fall of KabulGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastAfghan nationals who worked for the Australia…

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‘Every day I am fearful’: Afghans with Australian visas wait in limbo a year after the fall of Kabul

One man who served with Australian troops tells the Guardian he is stranded in a Dutch refugee camp while his family remain in hiding in AfghanistanGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastSayed* cannot forget the chaos of his…

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A year since fleeing Kabul: ‘Now my children can grow up in peace’

The withdrawal of allied troops from Afghanistan a year ago led to desperate scenes as refugees tried to escape the Taliban. One man tells his family’s story Continue reading…

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