UNHCR Global Trends 2017 – How Australia compares with the world

UNHCR's latest Global Trends report highlights that at the end of 2017, global displacement has reached yet another new record high of 68.5 million individuals, an increase of 2.9 million since 2016. Each year, UNHCR releases statistics on the number of forcibly displaced persons worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict or generalised violence, including refugees, internally displaced people, people seeking asylum and stateless individuals.
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Labour migration as complementary pathways for refugees in the Asia-Pacific

This paper from the Lowy Institute looks at he nature of abour migration in the Asia-Pacific region, and its relationship to pathways for people seeking asylum. It aims to identify ways in which countries can extend legal labour-based schemes to refugees and people seeking asylum, who might otherwise be at risk from people smugglers and human traffickers.
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