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1954 Vietnam Exodus Operation 'Passage to Freedom'
1975, after the end of the Vietnam War

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Current News

07/26/2014: Adelaide child asylum seekers on the run. Fifteen children fled community detention during a ministerial review. A month later, they are still missing.
One month ago today, as a ship full of hopeful Tamils sailed across the Indian Ocean, two Vietnamese boys in suburban Adelaide arrived home from school.

Bao and Hien, both 16, had made it. Inseparable since meeting in March 2011 on a boat bound for Australia, together they endured a perilous sea journey and 17 months of detention, at Christmas Island and other facilities, before finally winding up in the same community detention home in South Australia.

Read the full story here
Submit by Bernard Macdougall
03/12/2013: FORMER REFUGEES FROM VIETNAM TURN OVER $400,000 FOR TYPHOON HAIYAN RELIEF EFFORTS
http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/news/3750/300/FORMER-REFUGEES-FROM-VIETNAM-TURN-OVER-400-000-FOR-TYPHOON-HAIYAN-RELIEF-EFFORTS/d,phildet/ OR
http://www.interaksyon.com/article/76187/former-boat-people-give-400000-to-yolanda-aid-taiwanese-schoolgirl-raises-17000 OR
houstonchronicle.com/news Submit by JM Shafer
July 1st, 2012 10 Chancery Lane Gallery based in Hong kong holding a show of a Vietnamese Artist called Dinh Q. Le, who himself was a boat refugee from Vietnam and is now a quite famous international artist. Read more..

Courtesy of Katie de Tilly at www.10chancerylanegallery.com


10 year old asylum-seeker pleads for release from Australian detention centre.
Last Updated: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:21:00

A 10-year-old Vietnamese asylum-seeker has written a letter to the Australian public pleading for her release, after more than a year in immigration detention. More detail here http://australianetworknews.com/stories/201204/3488087.htm?desktop

Courtesy of Bernard Macdougall

 
17 asylum seeker minors missing from detention January 30, 2012
Vietnamese people are being held in Australia's infamous detention prisons. Some under-age ones have escaped. More detail here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-29/17-asylum-seeker-minors-missing-from-detention/3798758

Courtesy of Bernard Macdougall and Australianetworknews.com


 
Vietnamese arrivals an extra headache by BEN HARVEY, The West Australian Updated March 21, 2011, 2:53 am
A handful of Vietnamese people were among a boatload of about 35 asylum seekers intercepted off the coast of Broome last week.

Courtesy of http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/news/9043656/vietnamese-arrivals-an-extra-headache/
 
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