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Cuts to support for people seeking asylum put pressure on states and community organisations to help those made homeless

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 1st November 2018 Today will see hundreds more people seeking asylum exited from basic but vital support in the latest round of Federal government cuts These cuts could result in extra costs of up to $120…

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Victory for children on Nauru but they cannot hold on until Christmas

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 1st November 2018 The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) welcomes reports that the government has taken the advice of thousands of doctors and committed to removing all children off Nauru, by the end of year. However…

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Nauru children do not have time to spare whilst political bargaining continues in Canberra

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 23 October 2018   The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has called on the government to stop playing politics with children’s lives and urgently bring refugee children on Nauru and their families to safety.   Refugee…

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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