Two refugees in the Manus Island Detention Centre are in need of urgent medical attention after PNG police stormed the centre earlier today.

“The situation is critical,” tweeted Behrouz Boochani, a journalist and refugee on Manus Island. “Two of the refugees fell down and are in high risk.”

It is unclear what caused the refugees to fall, but one of them has epilepsy. Abdul Aziz Adam, another refugee in the centre, says that both men are in a critical condition.

2 Manus Island Refugees In Need Of Medical Attention After Police Operation
Source: Abdul Aziz Adam

A video posted Walid Zazai, another refugee in the camp, shows one of the men unconscious, while other men chant: “Human rights help us, they want to kill us.”

“We don’t know if he had a heart attack because he had previous problems,” he said.

Earlier today, more than 100 PNG police officers stormed the detention centre, breaking the refugee’s possessions and reportedly beating and intimidating the men. There were reports that three refugees had been arrested.

2 Manus Island Refugees In Need Of Medical Attention After Police Operation
Source: Abdul Aziz Adam

Police yelled at refugees to stop filming, and were reportedly confiscating people’s phones. At one point, both Boochani and Adam were tweeting from the bathroom in order to report what was happening.

The refugees have been without running water, food or electricity for weeks. The camp officially closed at the end of October, but refugees are refusing to move to a new facility out of fear for their safety.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has repeatedly insisted that the new facility is complete, but drone footage obtained by SBS shows a barren centre. Local police denied reports that the facility was without running water and electricity, but confirmed the security fence had not yet been constructed.

Image: Abdul Aziz Adam / Twitter