Human Rights

UN urges humane approach to Manus Island crisis

The United Nations has called on Australia and Papua New Guinea to show restraint as a deadline to clear the Manus Island refugee detention centre approaches.

Inside Story

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.

Human Rights

Protesters accuse Australia of abandoning refugees

Human rights activists are demanding Australia immediately resolve worsening conditions at the Manus Island prison camp.

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.

Donald Trump

What is Australia doing on Manus Island?

A look at US President Donald Trump's Asia tour, and meeting a journalist who undertook a remarkable voyage to Antarctica to explore climate change.

What is Australia doing on Manus Island?

Refugees

Humanitarian emergency at 'Australia's Guantanamo'

Protests and criticism drive up pressure on conservative government as 600 refugees hold out on Manus Island.

Humanitarian emergency at 'Australia's Guantanamo'

Refugees

Australia pressured to resettle stranded refugees

Papua New Guinea minister presses Australia to hand over 150 refugees to New Zealand from Manus Island prison.

Australia pressured to resettle stranded refugees

Asia Pacific

Australia rejects New Zealand’s offer on refugees

Australian PM has rejected an offer by Jacinda Ardern the PM of New Zealand to resettle 150 refugees in her country.

Australia rejects New Zealand’s offer on refugees

Refugees

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.

Australians rally around barricaded refugees on Manus

Reporter's Notebook

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.

Manus Island refugee crisis and the Australian media

Human Rights

Manus Island refugees dig for water as Australia closes camp

About 600 refugees, mostly from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, have barricaded themselves inside a recently closed Australian-run detention centre because they are worried about attacks from hostile locals.

Witness

Australia: Rainmakers of the Outback

Putuparri is inspired to fight for his indigenous land when he experiences a rainmaking ritual in the Australian desert.

Refugees

Refugees in limbo as Manus detention centre shuts

More than 600 refugees will be moved out of the detention camp after PNG Supreme Court ordered the centre to be shut.

Refugees

Manus refugees: 'Death is better than this slavery'

With the Manus Island detention centre slated to close, Al Jazeera speaks with four refugees about planned relocation.

Manus refugees: 'Death is better than this slavery'

Podcast

Prison Island

You wouldn't expect a 19-year-old to write 'we are ready to die' when filling out a form.

Prison Island