Manus Island refugees - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Manus Island refugees


Turnbull talks security, terrorism, Marawi crisis during PH visit

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM

During his 3-day Philippine visit for the 31st ASEAN Summit, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with world leaders to discuss global and regional concerns

ASEAN SUMMIT. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attends the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit as a dialogue partner. Screenshot from ASEAN pool feed

Asylum-seekers say held 'hostage' by Australia

Jan 18, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Today we consider us to be hostage for the Australian government so they can deter others not to come to Australia asylum seekers say in a letter

Australia rejects UN criticism of 'human rights violations'

Sep 09, 2014 - 2:02 PM

New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra ad Zeid al Hussein used his inaugural speech to slam Australia s offshore processing of asylum seekers and turning back of boats

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks at the opening of the twenty-seventh session of the Human Rights Council today in Geneva, Switzerland, 08 September 2014. Jean-Marc Ferré/UN Photo

Many feared dead as boat sinks off Indonesia - reports

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:38 AM

Reports in Australia said the boat carrying between 150 and 170 people mostly from Sri Lanka and Iran broke up and sank in heavy seas on Tuesday evening

RESCUE. Indonesian rescuers evacuate an injured asylum-seeker survivor during a rescue operation at Merak seaport, Banten Province in August 2012. File photo by EPA/Tubagus