Posts Tagged ‘Off-shore detention centres’

Children attempting suicide in Nauru Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

The August 22 edition of L’Osservatore Romano devoted prominent front-page coverage to the suffering of child migrants detained on Nauru. “Tragedies linked to immigration are not limited to the Mediterranean, North Africa or the border between Mexico and the United States. There are other routes that do not make it into the international news headlines, but that Read more

Closure of Manus Detention centre leaves refugees and asylum seekers stranded Comments 0

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Australia’s migrant and refugee detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea is to be closed. With very few of the refugees willing to be resettled in Papua New Guinea, it is unclear where the refugees and asylum seekers will go after Manus closes. Australia’s immigration minister Peter Dutton has made it clear that Read more

Manus Island: the Guantanamo of the Pacific Comments 0

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Dubbed by some “the Guantanamo of the Pacific”, Manus Island is home to one of Australia’s off-shore detention centres, where around a thousand asylum seekers are locked up. Australia does not allow journalists to visit the centres but the BBC’s Jon Donnison travelled undercover to Papua New Guinea to reach the camp on Manus island.  Read more

1296 Detainees in Manus detention Centre Comments 0

Friday, April 4th, 2014

There are 1296 asylum seekers being held in the Australian detention centre on the Papua New Guinea Island of Manus. Most are from troubled Middle East and Asian countries. The highest number is from Iran (533), followed by Afghanistan (134), Pakistan (104), Iraq (94). There are also 90 Sudanese, 47 Somalis and a handful of Read more

Amnesty International critical of Nauru asylum seekers detention camp Comments 0

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

An Amnesty International Australia researcher says major changes are needed immediately at the Australian run detention camp for asylum seekers on Nauru. Alex Pagliaro was one of two researchers who last week visited the camp where 387 male asylum seekers are crammed into leaky tents in a very hot environment. She says it is a Read more

PNG Bishops against off-shore detention centres Comments 1

Friday, August 17th, 2012

General secretary of PNG and Solomon Islands Catholic Bishops Conference, Father Victor Roche, told Radio Australia that when one of their bishops last year described his unhappiness at the conditions he saw in an offshore detention centre, the bishops formed a collective viewpoint on the issue. “We are against the offshore detention centres in Papua Read more