Since 2012 the Australian Government has been sending asylum seekers to Nauru and Papua New Guinea under the ‘offshore processing’ policy.
Prolonged time in these offshore detention facilities is taking a significant toll on the physical and mental well-being of already sick refugees and asylum seekers.
Under Medevac critically ill refugees and asylum seekers in offshore detention centres now have a pathway to receive urgent medical treatment in Australia.
In short, Medevac is saving lives. But our funding to help facilitate these urgent medical transfers (working with doctors, lawyers and advocates as part of the Medical Evacuation Response Group) is about to run out.
The situation for those left behind is desperate and inhumane, with many people detained for more than 6 years despite serious mental health deterioration and critical health concerns such as organ failure, blindness, cancer and preventable illnesses.
The ASRC has launched an EMERGENCY APPEAL to help make urgent medical transfers a possibility for sick refugees in Nauru and Papua New Guinea. Your donation funds our team of 7 dedicated staff to help manage the complex Medevac application process.
There has never been a more important time to donate.
Access to medical care is a basic human right and we can’t turn our backs on those who need medical treatment the most.
Help make urgent medical transfers a possibility for critically ill refugees in offshore detention.
To make a donation via direct debit or over the phone, please call 1300 692 772 (1300 MYASRC)
Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible
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DISCLAIMER: The ASRC’s Medevac Emergency Appeal is raising funds to support our Detention Advocacy Program. Once our fundraising goal has been reached, any surplus donations will be directed toward the ASRC’s area of greatest and most critical need.