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Australian Officials: Refugees and Port Moresby

australian officials: Another 27 refugees flew to Port Moresby on Wednesday from a camp in Nauru, he said, according to The Chronicle Herald. Their journey would end in Los Angeles via the Philippines, Qatar and Chicago, Rintoul said. The first 25 refugees from a male-only camp on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island had flown out of the national capital Port Moresby on Tuesday for the United States via the Philippines and Qatar, Refugee Action Coalition spokesman Ian Rintoul said. The U.S. State Department said it expected 54 refugees from Nauru and Papua New Guinea to arrive in the United States in the coming days. Australian officials declined to comment. The origin of the journey for the two additional refugees was not clear. ( As reported in the news.