Australia

Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program has two key parts: the protection of people who claim asylum (called the ‘onshore’ component) and the resettlement program (called the ‘offshore’ component). The onshore part is for people who claim refugee status after arriving in Australia, while the resettlement part is used to resettle people from outside Australia. Australia sets an annual number of places in this program.

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UNHCR Global Trends 2017 – How Australia Compares With The World

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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Alternative Pathways To Protection For Refugees

Alternative pathways to protection for refugees

It is increasingly recognised that the options for effective protection of refugees have not kept pace with the number of people who need protection. Traditional approaches to refugee protection have centered on one of three 'durable solutions' supported by the UNHCR. Increasingly, however, people are discussing alternative pathways for refugees to access safety and security, as well as expanding existing channels such as resettlement programs.
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