I am writing from Manus Island Detention Camp.

We left our homes because of a variety of reasons. We found Australia thinking this would be a place of shelter. We had different reasons for stepping into this very dangerous and so suffering journey. But all of us suffered from a common pain, which was lack of freedom.
We didn’t come to Australia to take from you.

Australia didn’t confirm us and banished us to a so far island in the middle of the ocean. After about 9 months traveling on land, by car, plane, boat, and ship we have been banished and faced being wildly attacked. This led to the killing of one man, Reza Barati, and the injuring of more than 150 asylum seekers. Some of them even lost parts of their bodies.

We have borne many kinds of disrespect. We are in a very bad mentally sick and physical health situation now. The fungus illness is epidemic here in camp and many of us are suffering from that. We are stuck in limbo in here. This experience is unexplainable through words. We can not go back and we cannot go on. Now, after about 9 months, everything in us has become dull and everything is meaningless.

Now we watch the broken pieces of our heart and souls on the ground. We don’t know if these broken pieces are all we will ever see. We don’t know whether these terrible days and nights will come to the end or not?

WE THE ASYLUM SEEKERS OF MANUS AND NAURU AND CHRISTMAS ISLAND ASK FOR HELP FROM THE KIND PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA.

WE ALSO ASK FOR THE HELP OF AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS TO ASK THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TO SEND US TO OTHER COUNTRIES IF THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T WANT TO ACCEPT US AS REFUGEES.

IT IS VERY HARD TO LIVE IN THIS HARD SITUATION. WE ALL WANT YOU PLEASE TO THINK THAT WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS AND WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE FREE. – Thank you.

GREEN HELL

We can’t go back
We can’t go on

(Here is Green Hell)

We can’t stay
We can’t run away

(Here is green hell)

We’re left in the middle
Without a chance to settle

(Here is green hell)

What was our fault?
Why did you banish us?

(Here is green hell)

Kindness is scarce
Love has vanished

(Here is green hell)

This is not fiction
This is a true story

(Here is green hell)

Please help us
Please help us

(Here is green hell)


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