The Australian Government is aware that all men previously refusing to leave the former Manus Island Regional Processing Centre (RPC) have now departed the complex for alternative accommodation.
The Australian Government welcomes this development.
The Papua New Guinea Government has been clear since mid-2016 that it would close the RPC.
The Australian Government is partnering with humanitarian agencies to help more than one million people who need assistance following violence in Myanmar.
This includes more than 620,000 people, mostly women and children, who have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.
Matching public contributions
During the appeal, every dollar donated to the Australian Red Cross and Australia for UNHCR will be matched by the Australian Government (up to $5 million).
In Chivi District, Zimbabwe, CARE is providing equitable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), with a specific focus on women and girls.
Chivi district is one of the driest in Zimbabwe where convenient access to clean water is difficult to come by. A majority of homes in Chivi lack toilets and over 50% practice open defecation. This means families are extremely vulnerable to preventable diseases that can be controlled through adequate sanitation, hygiene practices and access to clean and safe water.
Joint media release
Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
This week during Fiji's COP23 Presidency, Australia will provide additional support to key climate initiatives to help Pacific countries mitigate and adapt to climate change and meet their climate goals.
Recent media reporting regarding conditions at the former Manus Regional Processing Centre (RPC) fails to acknowledge that those still residing there are doing so by choice. There is new, clean, safe alternative accommodation available to them (see accompanying photos).