About

Roads to Refuge is designed to give students, teachers and the community access to relevant, factual and current information about refugees. Image © UNHCR / E.Dorfman

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Displacement

Conflict and persecution force an average 23000 people to flee their homes every day.
Image © UNHCR/T.Martinez

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Children

Almost half of the world's forcibly displaced people are children. These are their stories. Image © UNHCR/Jared J.Kohler

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Global

People travel to many different countries in the search for refuge. Australia is one of many countries in the world that provides settlement options for people seeking refuge. Image © UNHCR/N.Daoud

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Myths &
Facts

What does it mean to seek asylum?
Who are asylum seekers?
What are people saying in my community?
Is seeking asylum legal?
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  • 1. who is
    a refugee

    A refugee is a person who has fled his or her own country and cannot return due to fear of persecution and has been given refugee status.              

  • 2. Refugee
    JourneyS

    Refugees flee because it is unsafe to live at home. It may be unsafe because they are being persecuted or they fear persecution as a result of who they are or what they believe.

  • 3. Refugee
    settlement

    The act of resettlement or being granted asylum does not automatically mean that people will feel ‘settled’ once they arrive in Australia.

  • 4. Refugees in Australia

    Government agencies, non-government organisations and community groups work together to support settlement needs in health, education and other services.

Introduction (2:45) Roads to Refuge explores how refugees and their families have been forced to leave their home countries.

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Getting involved

As a school

In general, refugee students have greater educational and support needs than most other newly arrived migrant students.
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As a community

Australians are welcoming people from refugee backgrounds into their communities every day. There are many ways...
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As an individual

Your role as an individual will be different depending on whether or not you are in contact with people from refugee backgrounds.
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News

Refugee Council of Australia

The RCOA issues a monthly news bulletin via email. Their website also displays latest news in regards to refugee issues.
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Initiatives and events

Current initiatives and programs supporting refugee settlement in Australia …
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UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency)

The UNHCR leads and co-ordinates international action to protect refugees and resolves refugee problems worldwide.
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