Authorities cut off basic services to a number of detention compounds as they try to force refugees out to a transit centre in the township of Lorengau

Refugees in some compounds inside the Manus Island immigration detention centre have had the power, water, toilets, and phones cut off while they are still living in the camp.

As 57 vigils – demanding ‘Evacuate Now’ – were held across Australia on Wednesday night to mark four years since the introduction of a regional resettlement policy for boat-borne asylum seekers, the situation at the Manus Island centre grows increasingly chaotic.

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