Refugees up in arms over Papua detention camp's closure

Refugees in Papua New Guinea's Manus Island detention camp protesting on Tuesday when they learnt of the camp's imminent closure that day. The picture was taken by Senator Nick McKim, an Australian Greens MP representing Tasmania. Hundreds of "scared
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Refugees in Papua New Guinea's Manus Island detention camp protesting on Tuesday when they learnt of the camp's imminent closure that day. The picture was taken by Senator Nick McKim, an Australian Greens MP representing Tasmania. Hundreds of "scared" refugees yesterday refused to leave the camp, even after power and water were cut off and food supply was dwindling.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2017, with the headline 'Refugees up in arms over Papua detention camp's closure'. Print Edition | Subscribe