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.

Celebrating 18 years of impact

This June we celebrate the ASRC’s 18th birthday. While it may seem strange to celebrate in times of crisis, the ASRC is proud to have played a role in building a coalition of compassion across Australia and helping people seeking asylum to survive and thrive in our community.

SRSS crisis - Why We Need You!

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!

The difference for 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.

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    • 04 JUN 19
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    Celebrating 18 years of impact

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    • 23 MAY 19
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    • 20 MAY 19
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    • 07 JUN 19
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    Winter Appeal – Why we need your help

    Winter Appeal – Why we need your help

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    • 17 MAY 19
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    • 09 MAY 19
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    • 18 APR 19
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