Papua New Guinea: In the firing line: Shooting at Australia’s refugee centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea

At around 6:30pm on 14 April 2017, tensions escalated between refugees and soldiers. Shots were fired by Papua New Guinea Defence Force soldiers into the Manus refugee centre, placing refugees, staff and government officials at serious risk. This latest incident highlights that the safety for refugees on Manus Island (sent there by Australia) cannot be guaranteed.

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