Global resettlement statistics

Every year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publishes statistics on global resettlement. These statistics tell us where refugees are coming from, where they are being resettled to, and the chances people have of being resettled from any country. We have analysed the data from 2004 to 2016 to see what they can tell us about global refugee movements over the past decade.
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Less than one third of refugees in Australia’s humanitarian program are resettled from UNHCR

New documents obtained by the Refugee Council of Australia through freedom of information (FOI) show that only one third of people in Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program are referred by UNHCR. This increasing trend towards selecting refugees based on community links in Australia undermines the principle that Australia should be taking the most vulnerable refugees.
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Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Annual Report 2015-16

This is the first Annual Report of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) following its merger with the Customs and Border Protection Service in July 2015. The report, tabled in Parliament in October 2016, provides a number of useful statistics.
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Refugee resettlement to Australia: Parliamentary Library Guide

The Department of Parliament Services analysed refugee resettlement to Australia in their recent research paper What are the facts, published in September 2016. This report offers statistics and advice in relation to the current policies in Australia relating to the resettlement of refugees.
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UNHCR Global Trends 2015 – How Australia compares with the world

UNHCR’s latest Global Trends report highlights that at the end of 2015, global displacement reached a record high of 65.3 million people who have been forced to leave their homes, an increase of 4.8 million people since last year. Each year, UNHCR releases statistics on the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide, including refugees, internally displaced people, people seeking asylum and stateless people.
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