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Refugee flows are global, and there are international institutions, laws and norms that apply to refugees and people seeking protection.

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International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organisation which aims to facilitate “dignified, orderly and safe migration for the benefit of all.” Set up in 1951, the IOM now has 9,500 staff working across 450 offices, with 401 offices and 165 member states globally. It has five main roles.
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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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Raising Concerns About Australian Refugee Policy To UNHCR

Raising concerns about Australian refugee policy to UNHCR

A core part of the work of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is raising concerns about Australian refugee policy. On 21 June 2016, we talked to UNHCR’s Division of International Protection about these issues as part of their consultations with NGOs in Geneva.
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Raising Concerns To IOM

Raising concerns to IOM

As part of its work, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) hears from refugee communities in Australia about the issues affecting their communities overseas. On 15 June 2016, we asked…

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Raising Concerns About Africa To UNHCR

Raising concerns about Africa to UNHCR

As part of its work, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) hears from refugee communities in Australia about the issues affecting their communities overseas. On 20 June 2016, we asked…

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