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Refugee Council releases first ever State of the Nation report

  FINDINGS: Australia can settle more refugees, though its punitive asylum approach is harming thousands of people, damaging Australia’s international reputation and wasting billions that could be better spent looking after refugees when they flee. The Refugee Council of…

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Australia’s response to a world in crisis

It has been a dramatic year for refugees in Australia and in the world. Hear the voices and views of hundreds of individuals and organisations from across Australia: people from refugee backgrounds, people seeking asylum and the many brave and committed communities and organisations supporting them.


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Total number of
displaced persons
(21.3 million Refugees)

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Number of refugees
resettled or recognised
in Australia

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Proportion of world’s
refugees protected
by Australia in 2015

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Country hosting the
most refugees: Turkey


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