Day: November 10, 2017

Department Of Homeland Ends Temporary Protection Status For Nicaraguans

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a statement Monday, November 6 that the Trump administration would not be renewing the Temporary Protection Status for Nicaraguans— those displaced by the 1999 Hurricane Mitch. After the hurricane, the United States offered Temporary Protection Status (TPS) to 2,500 Nicaraguans and 57,000 Hondurans.

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United States Cut Funding To Cambodia

On November 6, 2017, the Director General of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), Heng Ratana, has announced that the United States has decided to cease the funding to detect hidden bombs in Cambodia. Previously, the funding from the United States was $2.5 million per year. According to Xinhua Net, Heng Ratana said,

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Humanitarian Crisis Prompted By Closure Of Australia’s Guantanamo

On October 31, Australia’s detention camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea was closed. Nearly 600 refugees are refusing to leave, fearing discrimination within the local communities they are going to be resettled in. Meanwhile, the Australian government has cut off power and water and removed its people from the island.

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