After years in dangerous limbo the men on Manus must be brought to safety

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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.”

Brig 2bI 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…

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