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Manus is spiralling: email your MP and demand action

Australia's Manus Island detention camp is on the brink of an humanitarian crisis. And Dutton and Turnbull are trying to convince us they're not responsible.

At 5pm today there will be no more food, no more water, no more security and no more power – because the PNG Supreme court ruled the camp's very existence unconstitutional and illegal.

But there are still 600 men inside.

By cutting off vital services, Dutton hopes to starve these people into "transit" centres that haven't even been entirely built yet, where refugees will be prone to violent attacks, robberies and thefts.

These men have been subjected to frequent attacks in the past -- attacked with knives and machetes -- and Human Rights Watch has said the violence is going completely unchecked.

The PNG national police chief said he can't guarantee the safety of refugees. The camp is being handed over to the PNG Defence Force, who recently opened fire on the centre, injuring nine. And the PNG government has flown in the notoriously unpredictable Mobile Squad - a paramilitary unit - to help clear the camp.

The government is responsible for placing these men in harm's way, and they're doing their best to downplay the very real danger they're in.

They are banking on Australians looking away. But we are watching.

Can you urgently email your MP and demand they stand up to Dutton, and call for Turnbull to evacuate the camps and bring those on Manus to safety in Australia?

  • The Manus Island detention camp closed on 31 October.
  • By cutting off vital services, Dutton hopes to starve these people into "transit" centres that haven't even been entirely built yet, where refugees will be prone to violent attacks, robberies and thefts. These men have been subjected to frequent attacks in the past -- attacked with knives and machetes -- and Human Rights Watch has said the violence is going completely unchecked.
  • The PNG national police chief said he can't guarantee the safety of refugees. The camp is being handed over to the PNG Defence Force, who recently opened fire on the centre, injuring nine. And the PNG government has flown in the notoriously unpredictable Mobile Squad - a paramilitary unit - to help clear the camp.
  • The government is responsible for placing these men in harm's way, and they're doing their best to downplay the very real danger they're in.
  • These men can't wait for resettlement arrangements which may take months, they need safety now.

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