According to an article published by The Guardian, the government of Papua New Guinea has told the 421 refugees and asylum seekers left at the Manus Island detention centre that they must leave today or they will be forcibly removed. The men left in the camp have spent thirteen days without electricity, running water, consistent food supplies and medication. 100 men have already left the centre voluntarily for the new "unfinished and uninhabitable" accommodation. However, the remaining men don't want to move because they don't feel safe in the Lorengau community they are being pressured to shift to.
The UN Refugee Agency has called the situation inside the offshore Australian detention centre a 'humanitarian emergency'.
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