About Manus Island & Refugee crisis


‘Never been more traumatised’: 72-year-old nun recounts Manus Island visit. As the island readied for the closure of its detention centre on October 31, she flew to Papua New Guinea for the second time this year to see its asylum seekers. “What I couldn’t believe this time was the deteriorated health of the men,” she said. “I’ve never been more upset or traumatised in my life.” ‘The Canberra Times’ 24 October 2017

UN Warns Of Looming Humanitarian Crisis On Manus Island
Asylum seekers who have failed in their bids to seek refuge will soon be thrown out of PNG if they refuse to return to their home countries. ..the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has expressed serious concerns about detainee health, welfare and security. The refugee agency, which visited the island last month, said local medical services were overstretched and torture and trauma services had been scrapped.  ‘The Huffington Post’ 18 October 2017

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