27 Jan 2017

Nauru, Manus Island refugees distressed by Trump

From , 6:03 am on 27 January 2017

The distress of refugees detained offshore by Australia has deepened with news US President Donald Trump will suspend refugee resettlement.

Canberra has expressed confidence that a plan for the US to take the refugees will still go through, but refugees and their advocates say the Australian government doesn't know if Trump will honour the deal.

As Australians celebrated their national day yesterday, the refugees say their suffering intensified.

Ben Robinson Drawbridge reports.

The Manus Island detention centre.

The Manus Island detention centre. Photo: Behrouz Boochani