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Australian authorities destroy makeshift shelters on Manus Island

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Asylum seekers sit on the ground as they refuse to leave the Manus Island detention center in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Minister for Immigration and Border Security Petrus Thomas said on Sunday he expected the remaining men at the Manus Island detention centre to leave the site by Monday so they can access, "food, water, medical care and security".

"I see the human face of this issue".

'We made the offer because we saw a great need. An Australian minister on Friday, Nov. 10 predicted a conflict between Papua New Guinea police and hundreds of asylum seekers who have refused to leave a decommissioned immigration camp where many hold out hope of resettling in the United States.

The Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his PNG counterpart Peter O'Neill discussed the plans on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders summit in Vietnam. "No matter what label you put on it there is absolute need and there is harm being done", Ardern said.

"I think it's clear that we don't think what's happening there is acceptable, that's why the offer is there."

Ms Ardern hasn't revealed the content of the talks with Mr Turnbull, but said the fact they were continuing proved the urgency of the situation.

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"The indications from Australia are, first, if the refugees come here they can then get entry back into Australia and they have worked very hard to close down the flow of boats and the large number of deaths that were occurring among the people on the boats that didn't make it". The camp officially closed on October 31, but the detainees, who were sent to the island as part of Australia's offshore detention program, have refused to relocate to temporary accommodations.

She admitted persisting with the issue had the risk of her becoming an irritant to Australia, but said it was important to highlight New Zealand's ability to assist.

"They are destroying our shelters", said Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish journalist from Iran, detained for more than four years.

Rejecting United Nations calls to restore utilities to the camp, Papua New Guinea this week said it would "apprehend" those responsible for the stand-off when it forcibly evicted the men.

"Over the last few months they have traveled to East Lorengau on many occasions and never raised any concerns", Bishop said.

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