October 6, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Sixth Death On Manus Amid Government Inaction (Australia: UA 184.17)


The most recent death at Lorengau Hospital, Manus Island, highlights the ongoing and grave risks from violent attacks and inadequate health care faced by refugees in Papua New Guinea. Australia’s offshore detention and processing policy on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), amounts to the systematic abuse of hundreds of individuals.

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The most recent death at Lorengau Hospital, Manus Island, highlights the ongoing and grave risks from violent attacks and inadequate health care faced by refugees in Papua New Guinea. Australia’s offshore detention and processing policy on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), amounts to the systematic abuse of hundreds of individuals.

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

  • Ensure adequate health care for all refugees and asylum seekers suffering injuries and trauma. Where adequate health care cannot be provided in Papua New Guinea, the Australian government should immediately evacuate refugees and asylum seekers to Australia for treatment;
  • Fully co-operate in independent investigations into the deaths of six refugees and asylum seekers and promptly update family members on the progress and outcome of such investigations;
  • Immediately bring refugees to Australia and ensure all those granted refugee status have the right to settle in Australia or third countries.

Contact these two officials by 16 November, 2017:

Minister of Immigration and Border Protection
Mr Peter Dutton
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
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
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