1. who is
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.
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.
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.
As a school
In general, refugee students have greater educational and support needs than most other newly arrived migrant students.
As a community
Australians are welcoming people from refugee backgrounds into their communities every day. There are many ways...
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.
Refugee Council of Australia
Initiatives and events
Current initiatives and programs supporting refugee settlement in Australia …
UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency)
The UNHCR leads and co-ordinates international action to protect refugees and resolves refugee problems worldwide.