Today, Governments of Australia and Papua New-Guinea declared that Camp for immigrants on Manus will be closed. As a result, about 800 people will have to change their place of residence. Australia, known for extremely restrictive policy towards immigrants, refused acceptance of refugees to their cities. This year in April Papua New-Guinea’s Court said that camp for refugees is unconstitutional. Australia’s Minister of Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton, announced a collaboration with the Government of Papua New-Guinea to move people staying at the resort to PNG or to organize their return to their countries. 

Many of local people from PNG are opposed to refugees in PNG because of many cases of violence. Moreover, camps funded by the Australian Government on Christmas Island, Manus and Nauru have been criticized by the UN and Human Rights organizations for a long time.