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papua new guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp


papua new guinea authorities on thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed.






papua new guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp


papua new guinea authorities on thursday removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed.






papua new guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp


canberra, australia (ap) — papua new guinea authorities on thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. police chief superintendent dominic kakas said 50 police and immigration officials entered the manus island camp thursday morning […]






australia's refugees refuse to leave papua new guinea camp


australian officials say more than 600 asylum seekers are refusing to leave an immigration camp on papua new guinea that australia wants to close next week.






papua new guinea officials remove last refugees from camp


papua new guinea authorities said friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations.






australia’s refugees refuse to leave papua new guinea camp


canberra, australia (ap) — australian officials say more than 600 asylum seekers are refusing to leave an immigration camp on papua new guinea that australia wants to close next week. australia pays papua new guinea, its nearest neighbor, and the tiny pacific island nation of nauru to house asylum seekers who attempt to reach the […]






papua new guinea officials remove last refugees from camp


canberra, australia (ap) — the last asylum seekers abandoned a closed immigration camp on papua new guinea on friday, ending a three-week standoff between police and hundreds of men who had been prepared to suffer squalid conditions without power or running water rather than move to other residences where they feared violence. police chief superintendent […]






papua new guinea police say asylum seekers defy deadline


canberra, australia (ap) — papua new guinea police say hundreds of people have defied a deadline to leave a decommissioned camp for men seeking asylum in australia. the camp inside a manus island navy base was declared closed on oct. 31 based on the papua new guinea supreme court’s ruling last year that australia’s policy […]






australian immigration camp on papua new guinea loses power


the 606 men refusing to leave an australian immigration camp in papua new guinea were without power and many of their toilets on wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming himself while others needed urgent medical treatment.






more than 500 asylum seekers stay in papua new guinea camp


canberra, australia (ap) — more than 500 asylum seekers remained in a decommissioned australian immigration camp in papua new guinea on wednesday despite a court ruling that authorities no longer need to supply power, food and water. the camp inside a manus island navy base was declared closed on oct. 31 based on the papua […]






papua new guinea police say asylum seekers defy deadline


papua new guinea police say hundreds of people have defied a deadline to leave a decommissioned camp for men seeking asylum in australia.






more than 500 asylum seekers stay in papua new guinea camp


more than 500 asylum seekers remained in a decommissioned australian immigration camp in papua new guinea on wednesday despite a court ruling that authorities no longer need to supply power, food and water.






new zealand repeats offer to take australia camp refugees


new zealand's prime minister has repeated her country's offer to take 150 refugees from an australian immigration camp in papua new guinea where more than 600 weakened men are continuing a standoff with authorities.






australia predicts conflict between asylum seekers, police


canberra, australia (ap) — an australian minister predicts conflict between papua new guinea police and hundreds of asylum seekers who have refused to leave a decommissioned immigration camp. the camp inside a manus island navy base was declared closed on oct. 31 based on the papua new guinea supreme court’s ruling last year that australia’s […]






australians rally around barricaded refugees on manus


hundreds turn out in sydney and melbourne to urge the government to 'bring them here' from papua new guinea prison camp.






how can the crisis on manus island be resolved?


ten days after australia withdrew support for its prison camp in papua new guinea, detainees refuse to leave.






australian detention center on papua new guinea loses power


sydney (ap) — the 606 men refusing to leave an australian asylum-seekers detention center on papua new guinea were without power and many of their toilets on wednesday morning after a nervous first night following the facility’s closure. the center inside a manus island navy base was declared closed tuesday afternoon following the papua new […]






refugees refuse to leave australia-run centre


the papua new guinea supreme court ruled in 2016 that the manus centre was illegal and ordered its closure.






first refugees held by australia in pacific camps head to us


canberra, australia (ap) — the first 52 refugees to be accepted for resettlement in the united states under a contentious agreement with australia have left pacific island camps where they have languished for years, a refugee advocate said wednesday. the first 25 refugees from a male-only camp on papua new guinea’s manus island had flown […]






papua new guinea hit by 6.5 earthquake, no tsunami expected


papua new guinea was shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on monday but no destructive tsunami was expected, officials said.






papua new guinea hit by 6.5 earthquake, no tsunami expected


papua new guinea was been shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on monday but no destructive tsunami was expected, officials said.






australia reaches settlement with suing asylum seekers


melbourne, australia (ap) — the australian government has reached a settlement with more than 1,900 asylum seekers who sued over their treatment at an immigration camp in papua new guinea. australia refuses to resettle asylum seekers who arrive by boat and pays the impoverished pacific island nationals of papua new guinea and nauru to keep […]






australia reaches settlement with suing asylum seekers


melbourne, australia (ap) — the australian government reached a settlement on wednesday with more than 1,900 asylum seekers who sued over their treatment at an immigration camp in papua new guinea. australia refuses to resettle asylum seekers who arrive by boat and pays the impoverished pacific island nationals of papua new guinea and nauru to […]






papua new guinea hit by 6.5 earthquake, no tsunami expected


canberra, australia (ap) — papua new guinea was been shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on monday but no destructive tsunami was expected, officials said. the quake struck the south pacific nation near new britain island at a depth of 28 kilometers (17 miles), u.s. geological survey said. there were no immediate reports of damage. […]






australia pressured to resettle stranded refugees


papua new guinea minister presses australia to hand over 150 refugees to new zealand from manus island prison.






australian detention center on papua new guinea loses power


sydney (ap) — australia’s detention center for asylum seekers on a papua new guinea island has lost power and working toilets for the 606 men refusing to leave because they fear the alternatives are unsafe. the center inside a manus island navy base was declared closed tuesday afternoon following a court ruling last year that […]






papua new guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key


papua new guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the south pacific island nation's deepening economic woes.






fiji forces iranian refugee back to papua new guinea


fiji has outraged rights groups by forcing an iranian refugee back to papua new guinea where he had spent more than three years under australia's tough asylum seeker policies and where he said he fears persecution.






fiji forces iranian refugee back to papua new guinea


fiji outraged rights groups on friday by forcing an iranian refugee back to papua new guinea where he had spent more than three years under australia's tough asylum seeker policies and where he said he feared persecution.






australia predicts conflict between asylum seekers, police


an australian minister predicts conflict between papua new guinea police and hundreds of asylum seekers who have refused to leave a decommissioned immigration camp.






claim planned to keep power, water at australia’s png center


sydney (ap) — as australia moves to close its detention center on papua new guinea’s manus island, lawyers are set to file a legal claim for the asylum seekers who want to continue living there. food and utilities were set to be shut off tuesday under a closure agreement between australia and papua new guinea. […]






manus island refugee crisis and the australian media


plight of 600 men at a prison camp in papua new guinea has raised questions about a lack of australian press coverage.






papua new guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key


canberra, australia (ap) — papua new guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the south pacific island nation’s deepening economic woes. voting started saturday and will continue until july 8 through a complex exercise safeguarded by police and soldiers in a rugged country […]






papua new guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key


canberra, australia (ap) — papua new guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the south pacific island nation’s deepening economic woes. voting started saturday and will continue until july 8 through a complex exercise safeguarded by police and soldiers in a rugged country […]






$56m compensation awarded to manus island detainees


money to benefit over 1,300 refugees who were detained and mistreated on papua new guinea's manus prison island.