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> As more than 400 asylum-seekers languish in an abandoned detention center in Papua New Guinea, Australian doctors are demanding access. The country's medical association voting unanimously on Saturday to call on the government to allow experts into the center, so they can assist the health of the men and their living conditions.
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The asylum-seekers have been refusing to leave the Australian run camp for almost three weeks as both countries try to shut it down. A stand off, the United Nations describes as a looming humanitarian crisis. Australia has blocked access to the center staff including doctors have left leaving the men without food and water supplies.
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They've been living in squalid conditions fearing that they'll be attacked if they leave and move to other camps, because Papua New Guinea locals don't want them there. New Zealand has offered to take 150 of the men that Australia has declined saying its priority was an existing refugee swap deal with the US.