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Life in limbo: the Manus babies who face a stateless future
Up to 39 children have been born to Papua New Guinean women and refugee men originally detained on Manus Island.
- Lyanne Togiba and Michelle Cheng
- The Guardian
Their families claim the children have been denied birth certificates, leaving their future uncertain.
The children of Manus Island refugees and local women are being denied birth certificates, according to their families, potentially leaving up to 39 of them stateless.
A number of refugee men detained in the Australian-run Manus Island regional processing centre and Papua New Guinean women started relationships as early as 2015, with some children born shortly after…