Refugee FAQs

Below is a list of refugee and humanitarian visas entrants by top 10 countries of origin.

2018–2019 offshore visa grants by top 10 countries of birth

Countries Number of visas granted
Iraq 7,095
Congo (DRC) 2,114
Myanmar 1,995
Syria 1,836
Afghanistan 1,323
Ethiopia 635
Eritrea 555
Iran 367
Bhutan 254
Tibet 189

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Success stories

Four Brave Women: Summer Hill café empowers refugee entrepreneurs

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenFour Brave Women is open for business!

Developed as a joint initiative between The Trading Circle, a division of the charity Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, and SSI, Four Brave Women is a café and community space where refugees have the opportunity to create a sustainable income for themselves using their culinary skills. It is a creative and inclusive space that celebrates different cultures through food and art.

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