Refugees and asylum seekers are not a threat. They are ordinary people who have been forced to leave their homes to escape human rights abuses, such as violence, persecution, torture, or worse.

There are many misconceptions about refugees and asylum seekers. These misconceptions are that are part of the problem that prevents us seeing permanent changes in policy. Below, read six facts about refugees and asylum seekers to help you set the record straight.

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How you can help

Without setting the facts straight in the debate surrounding refugees and asylum seekers, we'll never see a permanent shift in the policy.

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