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Opinion May 23, 2020
Resettled refugees in Covid-19 lockdown
“In 2018, my life changed forever. From being stateless, after seven years held in refugee detention, I became a permanent resident of the United States. The outcome is beyond words. Building trust in humanity was the most difficult part of my new life. …”
News July 14, 2018
‘I am Imran’
When the author was offered settlement in the US, he felt as if he held the full moon in his hands. After more than four years on Manus Island, he is now living in Chicago, and feels he is home.
News February 16, 2019
Life in Chicago for former Manus detainee
In the six months since the author, a Rohingya refugee and Manus Island detainee, began his new life in Chicago, he has been studying hard and relishing his freedom. He has also remained committed to giving hope to those still trapped in offshore detention.
Opinion June 02, 2018
Manus Island and post-traumatic stress
“Simple things, which were completely normal, caused them shock and disturbance. The men had suffered mental torment for so long they imagined they were still on Manus in the detention centre, and so couldn’t put themselves into the real world. They …”
News April 07, 2018
The plight of Rohingya women
As the minority Rohingya people flee persecution in Myanmar, none face greater hardship and suffering than Rohingya women.
News January 27, 2018
A new year’s resolution for Manus
With another year of their lives lost to an unknown future, the refugees and asylum seekers trapped on Manus Island dream of resolution, security and healing in 2018.
News October 28, 2017
Closing Manus Island
As the October 31 closure deadline looms on Manus Island, the asylum seekers held there fear for their uncertain future.
Life July 18, 2017
Four years on Manus Island
This week marks four years since Imran Mohammad was sent to Manus Island. He despairs for his and his fellow asylum seekers’ uncertain future and yet is thankful for the humanity of people he will never meet.
Opinion June 03, 2017
The situation on Manus
“We don’t expect any hope from the Australian and PNG governments. It has always been felt that we would never leave this island alive and it has become apparent the abuse and torture implemented by both countries is unending. All we want to say to both …”