26 Sep 2012

Fourth group of asylum seekers arrives in Nauru

6:56 am on 26 September 2012

Another 24 asylum seekers have been flown into Nauru, taking the total number moved there in a week and a half to 119.

It is the 4th group moved from Christmas Islands to a temporary camp in which the asylum seekers live in tents.

Nauru is hosting the detention camp, at the request of Canberra, for people seeking refugee status in Australia.

A similar camp on Manus Island, off Papua New Guinea's north coast, is not expected to open for at least a month.

The Nauru Government says one of the asylum seekers already on the island, a Sri Lankan man, chose to return to his homeland, and left Nauru yesterday.