Human Rights

Manus Island: Refugees living in fear, dire conditions

Aid workers say hundreds of refugees still living in an unused naval base on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea are living in dire conditions.

Aid workers say hundreds of refugees still living in an unused naval base on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea are living in dire conditions.

Aid workers say the 600 men who have refused to leave the detention centre on Manus Island are living in dire conditions, collecting water in rubbish bins and taking shelter in dilapidated shelters not fit for habitation.

These men had refused to be relocated to alternate accommodations, claiming they were fearful for their safety if they were to go into surrounding villages.

The situation in the camp is said to be so bad that many of the refugees are likely to become ill or die in the coming days.

Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports

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