Since the end of the Second World War, Australia has resettled over 800,000 refugees. Australia’s resettlement efforts were most pronounced in the late 1940s and early 1950s when it accommodated hundreds of thousands of European Displaced Persons (DPs) who were brought to Australia under the auspices of the International Refugee Organization (IRO), the immediate predecessor of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In 1949 alone, Australia resettled 75,486 DPs sponsored by the IRO. In 2014–15, Australia accepted 13,756 people under its humanitarian program, including 6002 refugees selected off-shore.
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