Manus Island : Dark chapter of Australian immigration poised to close …

Hundreds of asylum seekers have barricaded themselves into the Manus Island center for two weeks without regular food or water supplies, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close the facility, saying they fear for their safety if removed to transit centers. 

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Migrants gesture as they are rescued by the SOS organisation

Migrants on a rubber boat gesture as they are rescued by the SOS Mediterranee organisation during a search and rescue (SAR) operation with the MV Aquarius rescue ship (not pictured) in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Libyan Coast.  

The influx of refugees has dramatically increased the share of immigrants in many countries.

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