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Can Australia Do More For Refugees from Africa?

Thursday 22nd June / presented by Chris Mason

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Global Trends report for 2016 shows that Uganda received more refugees last year than any other country, with 532,725 people being given refugee protection.

Seven of the ten countries receiving the most refugees last year were in Africa, with Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Cameroon and Niger joining Uganda, Germany, Turkey and Sweden among the nations receiving the most refugees.

Last year, 27,626 resettled refugees arrived in Australia, with the increase being due to the one-off commitment of 12,000 places for Syrian and Iraqi refugees and delays in the processing of refugee applications which saw a reduction in arrivals in 2015.

Asher Hirsch, Senior Policy Officer with the Refugee Council of Australia joined Chris on The Mag to discuss if and how Australia can do more.

CAN AUSTRALIA DO MORE FOR REFUGEES FROM AFRICA?

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