Millions of people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes because of persecution, violence, and human rights violations. At the end of 2018, there were 3.5 million people seeking asylum and 25.9 million refugees.
Where did Global refugees come from in 2018?
Half of all refugees in 2018 were children.
Most refugees and people seeking asylum reside in countries close to their countries of origin.
In 2018, Australia was home to over 56,000 refugees from around the world.
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The ASRC would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation as traditional owners and custodians of the land on which the ASRC stands. We acknowledge that the land was never ceded and we pay our respect to them, their customs, their culture, to elders past and present and to their emerging leaders.