Wednesday, January 19, 2005

WEST AFRICAN REFUGEES IN AUSTRALIA

About 400 West African refugees have arrived Australia in a chattered flight from the troubled region. And there are indications that future refugee in-take will continue to grow.

In fact, the Immigration Minister, Amanda Vanstone, said yesterday that the number of refugees from the West Coast of Africa is likely to increase as Australia responds to the UN demand for effective action in the region.

This is good news for those refugees in Liberia and Sierra Leone who will benefit from Australia’s new sensibility in West African affairs.
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