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Australia to Consider Taking In Saudi Teen Who Fled Family 'Abuse'

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Australia to Consider Taking In Saudi Teen Who Fled Family 'Abuse'

Australia to Consider Taking In Saudi Teen Who Fled Family 'Abuse'

According to Reuters, Australia on Wednesday said it would consider taking in a 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse.

Rahaf al-Qunun arrived in Bangkok on Saturday appealing for asylum.

Australia said on Tuesday it would consider resettling her if the U.N.

High Commissioner for Refugees deemed her a refugee.

The department said it would consider the referral β€œin the usual way, as it does with all UNHCR referrals."

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