5-minute guide to refugees, people seeking asylum and…IDPs

5-minute guide to refugees, people seeking asylum and…IDPs

published by Save the Children  –  26 September 2016

  1. Refugee. What exactly does it mean?
  2. And how many refugees are there in the world?
  3. Ah yes, illegal asylum seekers.
  4. What are these people running from? Why can’t they go home?
  5. So IDP stands for…?
  6. If refugees and asylum seekers come here, are they going to change our way of life?
  7. OK. So what’s Australia doing to help people caught up in the refugee crisis?

Refugees and people seeking asylum are just people looking for safety. Is Australia doing enough to help them? On 13 September, Save the Children and UNICEF Australia released the report At What Cost, which examines the real costs of Australia’s inefficient and inhumane system – including how much it has cost Australian taxpayers since 2013.

Read the full article here