Since the earliest times in man's history, people have moved from place to place, looking for better places in which to live, work and raise families. People also migrate to escape natural disasters, famine and persecution.
Sometimes with the arrival of new people, they are able to settle peacefully or they may find themselves in conflict with those people who have already live in the area.
Countries have sometimes created barriers to keep new people out. One of the earliest examples is The Great Wall of China which stretched over 7,300 km. It was built by the Chinese emperor, Shih Huang-ti in the third century B.C. to stop neighbouring tribes from attacking his lands.
[Senker, Cath, 2007. Immigration, Wayland, London]
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- Can regional areas house refugees adequately? Editors Choice with James O'Brien, ABC Newcastle, 19 August 2017, [6:43]
- Syrian refugees pose worst humanitarian crisis since Cold War, 7:30 Report, 25 April 2013, [7:33[
- Amnesty International - Amnesty International campaigns for the rights of refugees, IDPs and migrants around the world and exposes human rights abuses and failures in their protection.
- Australian Human Rights Commission- The Australian Human Rights Commission promotes and protects human rights in Australia.
- ICORN. International Cities of Refugees Network ICORN is an independent organisation of cities offering shelter to writers and artists at risk.
- Refugee Council of Australia - The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them.
- UNHCR. The UN Refugee Agency
Australia - Offshore processing of refugees
- Australian Government: Australia's offshore processing of asylum seekers in Nauru and PNG: a quick guide to statistics and resources
- Australian Government: Manus Regional Processing Centre
- Larmer, Brooke, 2017, 'Without a home, and without hope', National Geographic, August 22.
- Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya? Al Jazeera - Asia Pacific, 1 December 2017.
- Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar? Amnesty International, 26 September 2017
- Brown, Matt, 2017, 'The Inner ring of hell' ABC News,
- Salopek, Paul, 2015, Syrian refugees: fleeing terror, finding refuge', National Geographic, March.
- Taylor, Alan, 2016, 'France dismantles 'The Jungle' in Calais, The Atlantic, October 26 - A file of 26 photographs
- World Vision. Syrian refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
- BBC Culture : Ai Weiwei Law of the Journey - includes 3:23 introduction to this work. This installation will feature at the Sydney Biennale 2018
- Ben Quilty's haunting drawings of refugees from Syria - in pictures, 2016, The Guardian, March 5.
- Colossal, 2016, Ai Weiwei wraps the columns of Berlin's Konzerthaus with 14,000 salvaged refugee life jackets. February 16
- Flanagan, Richard, 2016, Notes on the Syrian exodus: 'Epic in scale, inconceivable till you witness it', The Guardian, March 5.
- George Gittoes, Yellow House, Jalalabad
- Quilty confronts Syrian refugee crisis, 7:30 Report, 7 November 2016. [6:19]