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Australia & Cambodia sign deal for refugee resettlement program

Australia’s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison signed the deal with Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng to accept rejected refugees for exchange of cash.

Australia will pay A$40m (£22m, $35m) to Cambodia for over four years, and resettlement costs. These type of policies have been initiated by Australia to end abundant flow of asylum boats from Indonesia into it’s borders.  According to the deal those who wishing to go Cambodia will be resettled.

Amnesty International has condemned the deal owing to human rights and corruption issues.

The Australian government has signed a similar kind of deal with PNG (Papau and New Guinea) for the asylum resettlement program. These are due to the soaring rise of asylum seekers coming from Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.