Demand that Ferrovial stops profiting from the abuse of refugees on Nauru

“People here don’t have a real life. We are just surviving. We are dead souls in living bodies. We are just husks. We don’t have any hope or motivation.”

A woman stuck on Nauru

For over 1,000 refugees and people seeking asylum, Nauru is an island of despair they’ve been deported to simply for seeking safety in Australia. But for Spanish multinational Ferrovial, Nauru is a treasure island from which it is making millions of dollars.

The system that Australia has set up on Nauru for refugees and people seeking asylum, including children, involves deliberate cruelty. It amounts to torture. People are subject to humiliation, neglect and abuse, leading to poor physical and mental health.

Their suffering is made worse by the fact that they are trapped on the island – they cannot leave, even after being officially recognised as refugees. They have no idea if, or when, Australia or Nauru will allow them to leave the island.

Ferrovial is the sole shareholder of Broadspectrum, the Australian company that runs the refugee “processing” centres on Nauru and Manus Island and facilitates this abusive system. Ferrovial is making millions of dollars – while knowing the appalling conditions faced by refugees and people seeking asylum on the island.

No company should be complicit in or profit from torture or abuse. Act now and demand that Ferrovial puts an end to its operations on Nauru and Manus Island as soon as possible.

A major corporation with ties to New Zealand is making millions running the Australian Government’s refugee “processing” centre on Nauru. The system amounts to torture of refugees and people seeking asylum.

Amnesty International's briefing, Treasure I$land, exposes how Spanish multinational Ferrovial and its Australian subsidiary Broadspectrum are complicit in – and reaping vast profits from – Australia’s cruel refugee “processing” system.

Read the Treasure I$land briefing here