Looming Humanitarian Emergency in Papua New Guinea

1 November 2017

UNHCR states that Australia must prevent looming humanitarian emergency in Papua New Guinea.

"UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges Australia to take responsibility and address the imminent humanitarian crisis for refugees and asylum-seekers in Papua New Guinea. UNHCR is profoundly troubled by the mounting risks of “offshore processing” arrangements, and their extraordinary human toll, as Australia seeks to abruptly decrease its support by the end of October."

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