Australian Medical Association votes unanimously to lobby for access to hundreds in detention centre standoff

The Australian Medical Association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers and refugees languishing inside a recently closed detention centre in Papua New Guinea.

The asylum seekers have shut themselves inside the Australian-run Manus Island centre for the past 18 days, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close it in a standoff the United Nations describes as a “looming humanitarian crisis”.

Continue reading…

Facebook Comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.