AustraliaPapua New GuineaPeter O'NeillMakes Statement

Refugee detention center to close

17 Aug, 2016

The Papua New Guinea government says Australia will close the Manus Island detention center. The announcement comes less than a day after more than a hundred former and current staff members at Australia’s offshore detention camps have called for all refugees to be moved immediately, saying children’s lives are being “destroyed.” Papua New Guinea Prime Minister O’Neill:

Papua New Guinea and Australia are in agreement that the center is to be closed.

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