UN criticizes Australia over migrant family separations asserting a caution on Tuesday at the decision taken by Australia to effectively and inconclusively isolate the family of a recognised refugee in the country by extraditing her better half to Sri Lanka.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR reported that before the expelling it had engaged the Australian government to enable the man to stay with his family, yet without any result.
However, the UN has long been censured the policy set by Australia of seaward handling and prevention, which since 2013 has seen haven searchers who have achieved the nation transported off to remote camps in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
On Tuesday, UNHCR stated that approach had prompted various divisions of exile families, since the individuals who touch base to Australia via ocean have been kept from re-joining with their friends and family in the nation.
“The deportation overnight of the father leaves his Sri Lankan partner, who is a recognised refugee, alone with their 11-month-old daughter,” the UN refugee agency said in a warning statement. “The move contravenes the basic right of family unity, as well as the fundamental principle of the best interests of the child.”
It also voiced that it was mindful of families isolated when a mate or parent is exchanged from Nauru to Australia for therapeutic reasons, including to conceive an offspring.
the UN refugee agency added, “The government of Australia has refused to allow them to be reunited in Australia, despite the fact that neither Nauru nor Papua New Guinea are considered suitable places of settlement for the vast majority of refugees.”
Brenda Ryu is a reporter for Island Daily Tribune. After graduating from University of Prince Edward Island, Brenda got an internship at CBC News Atlantic and worked as a reporter and sound producer. Brenda has also worked as a reporter for Huff Post Canada. Brenda h covers entertainment and community events for Island Daily Tribune.