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UN says Australia's PNG refugee camp is inadequate

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A United Nations report Monday criticised Australia's immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, warning living conditions are harsh and asylum-seekers' detention arbitrary. 

Image provided by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on September 17, 2009 shows a boat carrying asylum-seekers off the northern coast of Australia. A UN report Monday criticised Australia's immigration camp on PNG, warning living conditions are harsh and asylum-seekers' detention arbitrary.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called for no more children to be sent to the camp on remote Manus Island, which was established as part of Australia's plan to ship refugees offshore to deter more from coming.

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