Australian churches call for resettlement of Manus Island refugees

November 28, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Three ecumenical groups in Australia are urging the federal government to re-settle refugees formerly housed in the Manus Island refugee camp “safely, swiftly and with the greatest regard to family unity.” The Manus Island facility in Papua New Guinea was one of a number of off-shore detention centers used by the Australian government to process and keep refugees seeking asylum in Australia. The camp was finally closed last week as PNG authorities moved the remaining 328 men at the decommissioned center to new camps. Australia has faced repeated international criticism for the conditions in its off-shore detention centers.

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