More refugees leave Nauru for America

Another group of refugees has left Nauru for the United States of America.

Ian Rintoul of the Refugee Action Coalition said 29 refugees left on Sunday comprising four families, eight children and several single men from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

This is the fifth group to have departed Nauru since the US resettlement began in September 2016.

Mr Rintoul said although Australian Border Force officials have denied that any nationalities are banned from US resettlement, it was remarkable that no Iranian, Somalis, or Sudanese have been accepted this year.