Posted January 12, 2019 06:37:10When you can not go home, try to find an asylum seekers new home.
It may be an accommodation arrangement or an alternative, but it may also be something you can do yourself.
This year, the number of asylum seekers who are settling in Australia’s regional areas has increased, as people in remote regions find that living in towns, cities or rural areas may be more hospitable than in the city.
In 2016, the Australian Government recorded more than 1,500 asylum seekers settling in regional areas, a figure that has increased to nearly 2,500 this year.
Many asylum seekers come from places like the Gambia, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Caledonia.
They have come to Australia from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Syria and Somalia.
The majority of these are people who have been forced to leave their home countries and are now settling in the country of their origin, as the number and type of asylum seeker intake has increased.
“We’re seeing a rise in asylum seekers from countries that we have no idea where they are coming from, and that’s a very disturbing trend,” said Dr Julie Rottie, from the Migration Department’s regional refugee and asylum management team.
The numbers of people settling in Australian regional areas are growing, but the Government has struggled to keep pace with the increase in the numbers coming to Australia.
“If you’ve got an increase in numbers that we can’t keep up with, then we have to address the problem,” she said.
“The government’s done some very tough things, but we can still have a lot of people here who are coming to our country.”
They’re coming here on humanitarian grounds, on the grounds of persecution, they’re coming for humanitarian reasons, they don’t have a claim for asylum.
“Some of the refugees are refugees from the countries they left in the 1990s and early 2000s, but some are people with a previous asylum claim.”
People who’ve been here for a long time have been resettled in the regional areas of Australia, they have lived here for many years, and the fact that people can go home and have a life here has increased the numbers, because of the way that the Australian community deals with asylum seekers,” Dr Rotties said.
Topics:immigration,government-and-politics,refugees,refuges-and_marriages,refoulement,australia,nswFirst posted January 11, 2019 12:58:49More stories from New South Wales