The first group of asylum seeker families to Nauru arrived this morning (21 August) aboard a chartered flight of Nauru's national carrierOur Airline, from Christmas Island.
The 26 new arrivals are of Iranian nationality and consist of seven families - seven adult males, seven adult females and 12 children under the age of 18.
Like previous arrivals the group completed brief immigration formalities before boarding mini-buses to take them to the third Regional Processing Centre site at Topside, separated from the single male groups.
The transfer from aircraft to Topside was without incident.
A separate group of 30 male asylum seekers who had been residing at the RPC departed on the outbound flight a few hours later to the Curtin Detention Centre in Australia.
The transfers bring the total number of asylum seekers on island to 474.
Sixty-six asylum seekers of mixed nationalities have opted to return to their home countries since the first arrivals 11 months ago.