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More than 600 refugees refuse to leave Manus Island camp

By Mike Tyler

November 2, 2017 - The UN refugee agency has called on Australia to stop what it calls an “unfolding humanitarian emergency” in Papua New Guinea, where 600 asylum seekers remain barricaded inside an abandoned detention centre without food or running water.

The detainees in the Manus Island Centre have for two days defied attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close the camp, saying they fear violent reprisals from the local community if they are moved to other “transit centres”.

PUBLISHED: 02/11/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press