Refugee Council of Australia
Tents in Manus Island regional processing centre

Offshore processing statistics

Where do they come from?

By far the largest number of people sent to Nauru or PNG were from Iran. The second-largest group of people are stateless. There are also significant numbers of people from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. The below graph shows the nationality of all people sent for offshore processing, between 19 July 2013 and 27 February 2017. (There have been no new transfers since then).

Bar chart showing nationalities of people sent to offshore processing since 19 July 2013

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