November 3, 2017

Urgent Action Update: No Safe Options For Refugees After Camp ‘Closure’ (Australia: UA 184.17)


There are serious concerns for the health and security of hundreds of refugees after essential services were withdrawn at the Manus Island detention centre on 31 October. In addition to limited access to food, water, electricity and medical care, these refugees and asylum-seekers are at risk of violence from members of the local community and Papua New Guinea (PNG) security forces.

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There are serious concerns for the health and security of hundreds of refugees after essential services were withdrawn at the Manus Island detention centre on 31 October. In addition to limited access to food, water, electricity and medical care, these refugees and asylum-seekers are at risk of violence from members of the local community and Papua New Guinea (PNG) security forces.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Ensure all refugees and asylum-seekers have access to acceptable living conditions, including access to adequate medical care, sanitation, food and water, electricity and other essential facilities;
  • Ensure the safety and security for all refugees and asylum-seekers, including from violence by local communities, security forces or private security contractors;
  • Immediately bring all men to Australia and ensure all those granted refugee status have the right to settle in Australia or safe third countries.

Contact these two officials by 15 December, 2017:

Minister of Immigration and Border Protection
Mr Peter Dutton
PO Box 6022
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Fax: +61 (02) 6273 4144
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Joe Hockey, Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 1 202 797 3000 I Fax: 1 202 797 3168
Twitter: @JoeHockey
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 184.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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