Global & Disaster Medicine

Papua New Guinea to close an Australian immigration center after its Supreme Court ruled it unlawful, but Australia ruled out accepting more than 800 asylum seekers detained there.



“….Under Australian law, anyone intercepted trying to reach the country by boat is sent for processing to camps on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru or to Manus Island off Papua New Guinea. They are never eligible to be resettled in Australia…..The detainees on Manus and Nauru are mostly refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East, Afghanistan and South Asia……”



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