Asylum seekers look at the media from behind a fence at the Manus Island detention center, Papua New Guinea in this picture taken March 21, 2014. This is image is supplied from source with faces digitally blurred. (AAP/Eoin Blackwell/via REUTERS)
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The U.N. warned of a deepening crisis Tuesday after another asylum-seeker was found dead at a Pacific island detention camp, urging Australia to ensure protection for vulnerable refugees as closure of the facility nears.Canberra sends anyone who tries to enter the country by boat without a visa to remote processing facilities in Nauru and on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, with no hope of being settled in Australia. A PNG court ruled last year that holding people on Manus was unconstitutional, and the camp is set to shut in October, with tensions rising. The death on Manus Monday of a 28-year-old Iranian refugee, who was found hanging from a tree by children near their school, "highlights the precarious situation for vulnerable people" there, the U.N. Refugee Agency said in a statement.
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