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Refugee Council warns government cuts to support services for asylum seekers could push people into destitution

Today, the Department of Home Affairs will begin a staggered exit of around 1500 people seeking asylum from the lifesaving Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS). The news comes despite warnings that these cuts could result in thousands of vulnerable people being pushed into destitution and homelessness.
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Total number of displaced persons worldwide (25.4 million refugees) 2017

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Number of refugees
resettled or recognised
in Australia
2017

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Proportion of people seeking asylum
recognised by Australia in 2017

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Country hosting the
most refugees: Turkey
2017