Learn about how you can support organisations who assist and support refugees and people seeking asylum
Discover the many wonderful organisations that work with refugees and asylum seekers. How you can get involved and contribute towards great causes.
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CORE Community Services provides local communities in South West Sydney with a wide range of services, activities and programs across five service areas – Children’s Services, Youth Services, Multicultural Communities, Aged & Disability Care and Community Engagement. Multicultural Communities service embodies human rights and social justice principles. At CORE we provide a range of services, including assistance to victims of domestic and family violence as well as support to newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees within their first five years of arriving in Australia.
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. It has approximately 200 organisational and over 300 individual members. RCOA’s own work is centred around five key areas: policy, support for refugees, support for its members, community education and administration. In addition, RCOA seeks funding for specific projects that directly relate to our objectives and enhance our capacity to serve the refugee community.
Australia for UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency’s national partner in Australia, raising awareness and funds to support UNHCR’s global emergency response to humanitarian crises. It achieves this through the generosity of Australian individual donors, trusts, foundations and other organisations who donate to and partner with Australia for UNHCR to help support its mission statement: ”Australians Empowering Refugees To Build A Better Future” These contributions lead to direct impact on the ground during humanitarian crises, helping to deliver emergency support such as shelter, protection, clean water, food and medicines. As well as longer-term care such as building schools, running livelihood programs and providing healthcare.
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. They are an independent not-for-profit organisation whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social well being. ASRC champions the rights of people seeking asylum and mobilise a community of compassion to create lasting social and policy change.
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