101 East

Cambodia, My New Home

We follow refugees who hoped to live in Australia as they are resettled in Cambodia in a controversial transfer deal.

For thousands of asylum seekers, Australia represents the country of their dreams. But the government has declared that anyone who comes to Australia by boat will not be allowed to stay.

Instead, they are sent to detention centres on the island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

Unable to remain there indefinitely, refugees have been offered the chance to start a new life in Cambodia. But critics say the country is plagued by poverty and corruption. To date, only five refugees have taken up the offer.

101 East follows Cambodia’s resettled refugees and investigates the repercussions of this multimillion-dollar refugee transfer deal.

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