While my Australian friends share photos of weddings and work, the posts from Manus depict fear and mistreatment.
We’re at a crisis point
“People have lost hope,” Aziz tells me.
“What energy they have – they want to use it to survive. They are desperate and powerless. They never think about their future.”
I look across the table at the man in front of me – at 24 he is about my age, wearing the same clothes as my friends from home – we could easily have been sitting across from each other at a cafe in Sydney.
But we are not in Australia.
We are on remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, where in the past four years the…