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Refugees

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Displaced persons
Refugees policy
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Please take me to a safe place

Amnesty International has for the first time carried out investigative field research on Aotearoa New Zealand soil. It follows a number of reports of the ill-treatment of people in prison, including people who’ve sought asylum. This report establishes that the New Zealand government has repeatedly...
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Together in safety: a report on the Australian government’s separation of families seeking safety

This report is a multi-disciplinary collaboration which highlights the Australian government’s intentional use of family separation against people who seek asylum. Calling on leading medical experts and international law specialists, this report shows that the Australian government’s tactic of separating families is not merely morally...
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Community conversations: talking about finding work in Australia

The Community Conversations project was created to gather further information on the nature of economic exclusion among refugee and migrant communities in Melbourne’s west, and to source community-informed ideas for reducing barriers to participation.
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Refugees rejuvenating and connecting communities

This report investigates a study of one refugee community, Hazara Afghans, and looks at the ways the Hazara contribute to and have become a part of the Port Adelaide Enfield area in Adelaide, South Australia.
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Three years on: English and employment outcomes of former refugees

The purpose of this research was to explore employment and English language outcomes for former quota refugees three years post-arrival in New Zealand. Its aim was twofold - to understand how services have contributed to settlement outcomes or acted as barriers and to understand former...
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What works to protect children on the move?

This rapid evidence assessment provides insights on positive practices to protect children on the move, as well as evidence gaps and recommendations for addressing them.
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Inspections of Australia’s immigration detention facilities 2019: report

The Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted inspections of immigration detention facilities in Australia since the mid-1990s. This report documents the Commission’s key observations and concerns, in relation to treatment and conditions in immigration detention arising from inspections of all facilities on the Australian mainland...
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People from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds: an open access annotated bibliography

The third edition of this open access, annotated bibliography has been curated by a collective of scholars who share an interest in the impacts of forced migration on people from refugee, asylum seeking and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) migrant backgrounds. These resources are intended...
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Atlas of the stateless

In this report, the authors explain why people become stateless and provide solutions for reducing the number of stateless people worldwide.
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Mental health and human rights of people on the move

This public statement from Amnesty International looks at the mental health needs of refugees and migrants, and highlights the inadequacies of current responses to them.