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City of Parramatta shows strong leadership and welcomes refugees

MEDIA RELEASE 24 October, 2016. City of Parramatta shows strong leadership and welcomes refugees National, state and local bodies have welcomed the commitment by the City of Parramatta in formalising their strong leadership in welcoming refugees into their city…

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Applications Open for 2017 John Gibson Refugee Community Leadership Grant  

Download Application Information here. The annual John Gibson Refugee Community Leadership Grant supports advocates from refugee backgrounds to take part in high-level international advocacy on refugee issues. One advocate is selected each year to join the Australian NGO team at…

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How many people fleeing the conflict in Syria and Iraq have come to Australia?

The Australian Government announced that it would make an extra 12,000 places available to resettle people displaced by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq on 9 September 2015. Who has come so far? The Australian Government publishes monthly updates…

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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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