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Where do Australia’s refugees come from? 

In line with global resettlement needs the top regions Australia’s refugees come from include: Asia, Middle East and Africa. Under Australia’s Humanitarian Programme 2013-14 refugees’ countries of birth were:

Offshore Humanitarian Programme 2013-14 – Grants by top 10 countries of birth

Country of birth

Total number of visas granted 

 Afghanistan

 2,754

 Iraq

 2,364

 Myanmar

 1,819

 Syria

 1,007

 Bhutan

 507

 Iran

 431

 Congo (DRC)

 326

 Eritrea

 277

 Somalia

 237

 Ethiopia

 231

 Other

 1,073

 Total

 11,016



In 2013-14, a number of policy and legislative changes influenced the distribution of visas granted under Australia’s Onshore Humanitarian Programme component.

 

Onshore Humanitarian Programme 2013-14 – Top 10 country citizenships

Citizenships

Total number of visas granted 

 Pakistan

 382

 Eygpt

 342

 Iran

 309

 Libya

 192

 China (PRC)

 144

 Iraq

 100

 Afghanistan

 85

 Lebanon

 64

 India

 59

 Papua New Guinea

 53

 Other

 477

 Total

 2,207


Source:  http://www.border.gov.au/ReportsandPublications/Documents/statistics/humanitarian-statistics-2013-14.pdf































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