World Vision's Campaign for Refugees
Dear The Hon. Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia and The Hon. Mr Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Opposition,
Through our common humanity, I call on you to find common ground and reach an agreement to achieve the following urgent public policy changes:
Seeking asylum is a fundamental human right, yet thousands of people are still held in indefinite detention either offshore or in Australia1.
End the harm being caused in our name to these people trapped in limbo. Give those people found to be refugees a chance to make a new home.
Now that the kids are off Nauru, we need to also provide them with permanent resettlement options either here, or in a suitable third country like New Zealand.
More people are displaced around the world now than at any time in recorded history. No one chooses to be displaced. Leaving home is always a last resort.
To do our fair share in this unprecedented global humanitarian crisis, the Australian government should raise our Humanitarian Intake to welcome 44,000 refugees every year.*
*In FY 2018/2019 the Australian Government offered 18,750 places through the Official Humanitarian Intake. To put this into perspective the total permanent Migration Program outcome for 2017–18 was 162,417 places. Source: Dept. of Home Affairs
This is the biggest humanitarian challenge of our time and it's the poorest countries which are impacted the most.
Developing countries host 85 per cent of the world’s refugees.
The Australian Government must increase our aid to those developing countries, so they can provide shelter, education, health services and access to work for refugees, while still providing for the needs of its own population.
By signing the petition to help more people to become Safe & Free, I'm stepping up my fight for justice by challenging systematic causes of poverty and inequality here and around the world. Please email me opportunities to raise my voice and take similar actions with World Vision.
Thanks to everyone who made the #KidsOffNauru campaign an amazing success.
You helped change community sentiment and pressured politicians to force the evacuation of all the children trapped on Nauru. Hopefully, we permanently shifted the public and political debate about how we should treat children in the Government's care.
We started #KidsOffNauru because: no matter how complex the global refugee crisis is, locking up children should never be the answer.
Revisit the Kids Off Nauru Campaign's Facebook Page...
Congolese people in need of emergency humanitarian assistance have every right to be Safe and Free. The Australian Government can no longer ignore them.Use the below form to send a quick email to your local Federal MP. Ask them to do all they can to increase Australia's aid and join global efforts to fund the DRC Humanitarian Response Plan.
By sending this Email to my MP I'm stepping up my fight for justice by challenging systematic causes of poverty and inequality here and around the world. Please email me opportunities to raise my voice and take similar actions with World Vision.
Photo: DR Congo (2018) Kate Geraghty, Sydney Morning Herald
Protracted crisesWe view protracted humanitarian crises as development setbacks requiring an integrated humanitarian, peacebuilding and development approach.
Displaced peopleOver 70 million people in the world are displaced, more than at any time in recorded history. We believe that the Australian Government should do more to contribute to the biggest humanitarian challenge of our time.
RefugeesWe affirm the primacy of protecting human beings who have fled persecution and that the Australian Government has an obligation to do so as a States Party to the Refugee Convention.
We carry out all our humanitarian work in accordance with the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.
Humanitarian AccessFull, unimpeded and sustained access to affected populations is essential for World Vision to fulfil its humanitarian mandate in providing impartial assistance and protection to children and families affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts.