The Amnesty Refugee Network is convening an Emergency Forum to focus on the dire healthcare situation of refugees currently detained on offshore detention on Manus and Nauru. With recent signals from the Australian government that the children and the sick may be moved onshore for medical treatment, the plight of refugees seeking asylum has once again captured public attention.

However, many refugees still languish in cruel and inhumane conditions in offshore detention. Amnesty, along with human rights activists across Australia, call for an end to offshore processing for all refugees.

This forum calls upon healthcare workers to stand with not only the children of Nauru, but all detainees of Manus and Nauru. Recently, multiple peak Australian medical bodies and advocacy groups, in alliance with ongoing public rallies, have spoken out strongly on this issue.

We need to keep the momentum and continue putting pressure on our government to revisit inhumane policies and #bringthem here.

– Dr Kerryn Phelps AM MP
– Behrouz Boochani
– Dr. Kean-Seng Lim (AMA NSW President)
– Prof. David Isaacs (RACP Paediatrician and Nauru whistleblower)
– Dr. Karen Zwi (RACP paediatrician and spokesperson)
– Dr Barri Phatarfod (Doctors4Refugees)
– Ian Rintoul (Refugee Action Coalition) – also speaking of his recent visit to Manus

Join us and these great speakers in building the movement to fight for refugee rights in Australia and for an end to offshore detention!

This forum is a collaboration with the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA).


Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia


November 24, 2018

1:00 pm

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