Manus Island

refugees

600 asylum seekers are without food and water at Australian detention center

Michael Kalenderian
11.3.17
refugees

Australia's “cruel, inhuman” immigration policy dealt major blow

Tim Hume
6.14.17
Australia

Refugees At Australian Detention Center Rely on WhatsApp and Smuggled Phones

Phones are banned and workers are blocked from exposing the conditions.
Madison Margolin
8.22.16
asia & pacific

Australia says it will close one of its most notorious refugee detention centers

But it's unclear when that will take place and where the more than 850 asylum seekers currently held there will go
Rachel Browne
8.17.16
VICE Australia

VICE Talks ‘Chasing Asylum’ with Filmmaker Eva Orner

A day after learning a 23-year-old woman had set herself on fire on Nauru, we spoke to Academy Award–winning documentarian Eva Orner about her latest film on Australia's deadly offshore detention policy.
VICE Staff
5.5.16
Film

A New Documentary Takes Us Inside Australia’s Refugee Detainment Camps

This is what 'The Pacific Solution' looks like.
Jake Kivanc
5.2.16
asia & pacific

Woman Raped in Australian Offshore Detention Camp Won't Be Allowed to Travel for Abortion

The African woman was raped after she fell unconscious but abortion is illegal on the island of Nauru. Also on Friday, a refugee died after setting himself on fire at the same facility two days ago.
Sally Hayden and Reuters
4.29.16
asia & pacific

Australia Refuses to Take Asylum Seekers as Papua New Guinea Says It Will Close Offshore Center

PNG's Prime Minister has ordered the controversial asylum detention center to close, and a refugee on the island of Nauru has set himself on fire in desperation — but Australia isn't budging.
VICE News
4.27.16
asia & pacific

Australia's Offshore Asylum Seeker Detention Center Is Ruled Illegal

Australia's asylum policy and its detention centers in Papua New Guinea have been internationally criticized for being inhumane. Now PNG's Supreme Court says the center on Manus Island must close.
VICE News
4.26.16
News

A Letter Signed by 600 Detainees on Manus Island Pleads for Their Assisted Suicide

I asked its author what the hell is going on over there.
Chris Shearer
12.1.15
News

Nauru Will Soon Let Detained Refugees Walk Around the Island, But So What?

As one human rights lawyer put it, "letting people go for a walk does not resolve the fundamental problems caused by indefinitely warehousing them on a tiny remote island."
Samuel Tate
10.6.15
Stuff

Why Was it So Hard For Us To Help the Syrian Refugees?

We eventually did the right thing, but with a profound reluctance that will not be forgotten.
Lee Zachariah
9.11.15
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