Australia: Further information: No safe options for refugees after camp ‘closure’

Index Number: ASA 12/7380/2017

There are serious concerns for the health and security of hundreds of refugees after essential services were withdrawn at the Manus Island detention centre on 31 October. In addition to limited access to food, water, electricity and medical care, these refugees and asylum-seekers are at risk of violence from members of the local community and Papua New Guinea (PNG) security forces.

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