19 Dec 2016

Nauru refugee settlement attacked - report

9:04 am on 19 December 2016

Australia's Refugee Action Coalition says cars have been burnt on Nauru in an attack by unidentified people on a refugee settlement.

The incident reportedly happened in the early hours of Friday when doors were bashed and rocks pelted at the converted shipping containers that serve as refugee accommodation at Nibok.

Some refugees with young children are said to have fled the settlement in the face of the attack.

The Refugee Action Coalition said some refugees have been interviewed by US officials but there is still no timeline for resettlement in the US under a deal Canberra struck with Washington this year.

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