Papau New Guinea is going to close the Manus Island detention center run by Australia. This comes after the supreme court of Papau New Guinea last year ruled the center ‘illegal and unconstitutional’. The center has provided a safeguard for Australia as they look to avoid taking in refugees. The Australian government is offering up to $20.000 to asylum seekers who will voluntarily leave the facility and go back to their country of origin. The decision from the Papau New Guinean government comes at an inconvenient time for Australia, as president Donald Trump has signaled a reduced willingness to accept refugees from Australian detention centers.

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