20 Oct 2017

Imminent humanitarian crisis on Manus Island

From , 6:04 am on 20 October 2017

The United Nations has warned of an imminent humanitarian crisis if Australia fails to maintain essential services for Manus Island detainees after their Papua New Guinea detention centre is closed.

Doctors, detainees and local Manusians say the lack of healthcare on the island could lead to more deaths.

RNZ Pacific's Ben Robinson Drawbridge reports.