Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 26 OCT 20
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    “Don’t lower your dreams to the expectations of others” – Ben’s story

    “Don’t lower your dreams to the expectations of others” – Ben’s story

    “My father has a saying” explains Ben Mousavi, “he says: if in the way of reaching your goal, your eye stops you, take it out.” Like his father, Ben is the type of person who relishes a challenge. Which may explain how he has managed to graduate from university and build a new career in

    • 01 OCT 20
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    My experience could be yours

    My experience could be yours

    “My experience could be yours, this might happen to anyone. Anyone may find themselves in the same situation.” say’s Hira*, who arrived in Dandenong a few months ago in search of safety (pictured above with her teenage daughter, Ela*).  Like many recently arrived people seeking asylum, Hira speaks very little English. The following quotes have

    • 22 SEP 20
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    Is friendship the greatest challenge facing some refugees?

    Is friendship the greatest challenge facing some refugees?

    When Abdul and his wife Lubna first arrived in Australia seeking safety, the pair settled in Dandenong in Melbourne’s South-East, home to Victoria’s largest refugee community. But soon after moving into their new neighbourhood, Lubna became seriously ill and was in desperate need of medical care. Without legal rights to a Medicare card or any

    • 09 SEP 20
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    Building a new hope in Melbourne’s South-East

    Building a new hope in Melbourne’s South-East

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) began as a response to a growing need in the community. All those years ago when families seeking asylum first started coming to us for help, our community of compassion rallied together to provide people with the things they needed most. And as peoples’ needs continued to increase in