Refugees on Manus Island face catastrophe at hands of Australian detention regime - World Socialist Web Site
Refugees on #Manus_Island face catastrophe at hands of Australian detention regime
By Oscar Grenfell
1 November 2017
About 600 refugees still held at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are facing a humanitarian disaster, and possible police-military violence, after the Australian government moved to shut down the facility yesterday.
Contractors employed by the Australian government cut pipes, emptied water tanks, cut off electricity supplies and removed generators, before leaving the centre on Tuesday. Asylum seekers have been left without food, only minimal water, and no security. Heavily-armed PNG police and troops are massed outside the complex, warning they will enter it today unless the refugees leave.