20 Oct 2017

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 20 October 2017

From , 4:06 pm on 20 October 2017

The UN refugee agency has warned of an imminent humanitarian crisis on Manus Island; a Cook Islander has been appointed chief nursing officer of the World Health Organisation; a ship that provides healthcare in the Pacific will help with the hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean; New Caledonia's independence refernedum nears and the make-up of the rolls is still unclear; the prime minister of Samoa is due to return home after medical treatment in New Zealand and the US military is being urged to fully disclose the impacts of its live-fire plans for the Northern Marianas.