Refugees – national and international data sources

Refugee Council of Australia

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is a non-profit peak organisation dedicated to the promotion of humane and constructive refugee policy. The RCOA website contains useful information such as national and international facts and statistics on refugees, media releases, petitions, reports, submissions, information on upcoming news and events, as well as an online advocacy kit for status determination information, hints for working with refugees and asylum seekers, and guidance regarding complaint mechanisms.

A Just Australia

A Just Australia is coordinated by the national campaign umbrella group, Refugee Council of Australia. Its core mission is to campaign for changes to government policy on refugee and asylum seeker issues, bringing groups and individuals together in nationally coordinated action. This site has a broad range of information including reports, statements, campaign updates, policies, recommendations, newsletters, media releases, facts, statistics, speeches, stories, research papers, news, analysis, and an image library.

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) provides aid, advocacy and health services directly to asylum seekers within Australia. The ASRC site contains information on asylum seeker rights, advocacy guides, facts about asylum seekers in Australia, reports, access to the ASRC magazine, latest news, as well as a comprehensive list of all the programs and services offered at the Resource Centre.

Refugees International

Refugees International (RI) provides humanitarian assistance and protection for refugees and displaced people across the globe. Refugees International covers a broad range of issues including protection, resettlement, reintegration, women and displacement, building local capacity, disarmament, demobilisation, relief, development, and peacekeeping.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action for the protection of refugees worldwide. The UNHCR website contains a massive volume of information that covers a broad range of refugee issues.