Coalition of NGOs and charities calls for children to be brought to Australia by 20 November

A coalition of some of Australia’s biggest humanitarian and human rights organisations have given the federal government a deadline to get all asylum seeker and refugee children off Nauru, as the health and safety crisis on the island worsens.

World Vision, alongside more than 30 other organisations and advocacy groups, has called for parliament to bring the more than 120 children and their families to Australia or settled in a safe third country by Universal Children’s Day on 20 November.

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