The Australian Government's COVID-19 travel restrictions prevent refugee and humanitarian visa holders from entering the country. According to the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), around 4,000 refugees with humanitarian visas to enter Australia are currently stranded overseas.
ABC News interviewed SSI general manager Yamamah Agha who said refugees stuck overseas were in extra need of resettlement at the moment.
With many parts of the world already grappling with humanitarian issues, Ms Agha said COVID-19 was making life for many refugees more difficult than ever.
"The pandemic does not discriminate and those people in need of resettlement, their needs are still there," she said. Click here to read the full ABC News article.