ASRC Winter Appeal 2019

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Cuts to government support services mean thousands more people seeking asylum are knocking on our door for help right now. For many, we’re their last hope as they seek safe shelter, medication and a meal this winter.
But our humanitarian services are at crisis point.
Please donate to the ASRC Winter Appeal and be the difference for people seeking asylum.

Sign the petition for refugees

We need you now more than ever. A humanitarian crisis looms in Australia. The Government is cutting off life-saving services for 8,000 people including 3,816 children seeking asylum. Join us in calling on the PM to reverse these cruel cuts. Sign the petition now.

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Be the difference for people like Kamla

Many people seeking asylum in Australia are faced with no food, no home and no medical care this winter. For many, the ASRC is the difference between safety and destitution. Your generous donation can be the difference for people like Kamla. Read her letter and become the difference.

ASRC Winter Appeal

This is the reality many people seeking asylum in Australia are facing this winter. Cuts to vital government services mean hundreds more people seeking asylum are knocking on our door for support. It’s an unfolding humanitarian crisis and we need your help!

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    • 23 APR 19
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    • 12 APR 19
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