Refugee FAQs

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

2015–2016 offshore visa grants by top 10 countries of birth

Countries Number of visas granted
Iraq 4,358
Syria 4,261
Myanmar 1,951
Afghanistan 1,714
Congo (DRC) 657
Bhutan 515
Somalia 437
Iran 337
Ethiopia 337
Eritrea 291

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Success stories

SSI Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Vile

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenSue Vile was among the first to be inducted into the SSI’s Armidale volunteer program, bringing with her a wealth of experience and existing training gathered from her time in aid work, in Australia and abroad.

A retired school teacher and nurse, Sue has dedicated an enormous amount of her time in recent years on the front line of humanitarian services, helping refugees at many stages of their journey to safety.

 

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