Gulf Times - Manus-Island
PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

Australia declared the centre closed on October 31, shutting off water and electricity supplies following a Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruling that the camp was unconstitutional.

Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Around 600 refugees and asylum seekers have been living without food, water or electricity for more than a week inside the Manus refugee detention facility, which was shut down by Australia last week.

NZ offers to take 150 refugees from Manus Island

NZ offers to take 150 refugees from Manus Island

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reiterated Thursday her predecessor's offer to take 150 refugees from the Australian-run Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Asylum detainees awarded $56mn in Australia class action

Asylum detainees awarded $56mn in Australia class action

Canberra sends asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat to facilities on Nauru in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, where they are blocked from resettlement in Australia.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers safe to return home: PM

Sri Lankan asylum seekers safe to return home: PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday that failed asylum seekers held in Australian-run detention centres in the South Pacific will not face prosecution or harm if they return home.

Australia agrees to close controversial refugee detention centre

Australia agrees to close controversial refugee detention centre

Australia and Papua New Guinea have agreed to close a controversial Australian-funded asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island, although the ultimate fate of 800 refugees held in the camp remains unclear.