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.
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.
New global refugee statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)'s Global Trends report highlight the need for Australia to increase support for refugees, including those from eastern and central Africa.
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.
This page sets out the numbers of people Australia has resettled from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and compares them with other key countries.
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.
This snapshot sets out key international statistics including comparisons with Australia.
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.
This table sets out selected years of Australian refugee resettlement per capita.
Rank Country of arrival Total Per 1000 popn Rank Per $b GDP Rank 1 United States 77,011 0.227 4 4.20 6 2 Canada 12,277 0.346 2 7.72 2 3 Australia…