Manus refugees given 'two days to move' out of Manus Island accommodation

Manus refugees given 'two days to move' out of Manus Island accommodation
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Refugees on Manus Island have been told they have two days to leave the complex - or they may be forcibly removed from the premises. 

Around 600 refugees are currently refusing to leave the offshore detention centre on Manus Island despite power and water supplies being cut.

Reports say the refugee's health is deteriorating with cases of diarrhoea, poor mental health and kidney stones.

A notice by Papua New Guinea Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority has been posted on Twitter, saying the camp will soon be demolished and residents will be need to move on soon.

The notice says the camp was recently visited by a health inspector, who found the camp to be a health hazard due to overflowing sewage, no clean running water and piles of rubbish.

"If necessary, force may be used to relocate those who refuse to move for your own sake."

The new accommodations at Lorengau have been described as a "construction site" with little security options available.

"One site is not yet completely built. We went out there yesterday and saw that it was a construction site. There's no perimeter fence," said Kate Schuetze, Amnesty International Pacific researcher told Newshub.

Refugees have said they have grave fears for their safety at the new accommodation facility in Lorengau.