A possie in Aussie

September 29, 2009

Can you picture all these asylum seekers?

Filed under: asylum,asylum seeker,boat people,refugee — Nayano @ 8:10 am
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Yes, South Africa had over 200,000 applications for asylum last year – roughly one quarter of all those in the world. 2008 Global Trends: Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons

So, should Australia panic over the number of asylum seekers who have arrived here by boat this year – about 1,300? Nearly 1,500 boat people: should we worry?

I think that this graphic equals many volumes of words.

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(Thanks to Ranking America for this graphic)

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