Manus Island detention camp

Since the end of 2012, Australia has been detaining asylum seekers on Manus Island, part of Papua New Guinea. Though the media are banned from visiting the island, it is believed there are currently over 200 adults and 34 children detained there. Conditions on the island are extremely poor, and earlier this month one detainee was killed and 77 were injured during clashes with guards. You can find out more about Manus Island using this excellent infographic site from Amnesty International. You can also read more about it and see drawings and letters from children detained on the island by clicking on the image below.

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