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Nauru releases interviews with refugees from Oz government's detention centre

Nauru releases interviews with refugees from Oz government's detention centre

Updated 1 August 2014, 17:24 AEST

The Nauru government has released recorded interviews with some of the 100 asylum seekers determined to be genuine refugees and released into the community from the Australian government's detention centre on the island.

The refugees were interviewed in the presence of the Nauru government's media adviser Lyall Mercer.

In a statement he said none of the refugees showed "obvious signs of distress and appeared comfortable in their surroundings notwithstanding that it was clear they would rather be in Australia".

Mr Mercer said although the refugees were "financially better off in their home countries they all said they felt much safer in Nauru".

The statement said the Nauru government has implemented a "buddy system" which pairs refugees with locals to assist them and help them find work.

Here's what two unidentified women had to say.

Speakers: Two unidentified female refugees on Nauru

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