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United Nations summit on refugees and migrants

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants was held in New York on 19 September 2016. More than 150 government and non-government representatives gathered to adopt a framework to address the large-scale displacement and movement of people across the globe.
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RCOA welcomes commitments on displacement but urges resolution on offshore detention

  The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has welcomed commitments from the Australian government to address global displacement, but calls for an urgent solution to the glaring crisis in Australia’s offshore detention system. States attending Obama’s Leaders Summit in…

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Refugee Council urges solid commitments ahead of international Summits

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is calling on the Australian government to show leadership and make firm commitments on refugee policy, ahead of two landmark international refugee summits taking place this week.
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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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