Safe and Free

World Vision's Campaign for Refugees

Safe and Free

World Vision's Campaign for Refugees


Everyone has the right to be safe and free, from kids evacuated off Nauru to the over 70 million people displaced by war, persecution and disasters.

 

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.

 
This is a global challenge. The world needs Australia to show compassion and global leadership - please act now!
 

Yours Faithfully,

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.


See what this campaign is all about:

More about our work helping people in crisis and how you can help!


Kids off Nauru was borne out of a World Vision Campaign to help  refugees be Safe and Free

#KidsOffNauru was borne out of a World Vision Australia campaign to help the increasing number of displaced people around the world to become Safe & Free


KIDS OFF NAURU

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.

The next step, is to ensure all the #KidsOffNauru are permanently safe and free in Australia or another suitable country like New Zealand. World Vision supports the Medevac Bill to help sick people trapped on Nauru or Manus Island to be medically evacuated to Australia under Doctors' orders. Ultimately, we believe all indefinite detention must be closed.
 

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...



DR Congo: The Forgotten Crisis

 

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.

LET YOUR MP KNOW ABOUT THE DRC

Add your post code and then click on your MP to select

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.


DR Congo - the Forgotten Crisis War Conflict Displacement Asylum Seekers Refugees

Photo: DR Congo (2018) Kate Geraghty, Sydney Morning Herald

There are 4.5 million internally displaced people in the DRC. Over 800,000 have fled into neighbouring countries. Half of them are children

DR Congo - the Forgotten Crisis War Conflict Displacement Asylum Seekers Refugees

Photo: DR Congo (2018) Kate Geraghty, Sydney Morning Herald

41% of Congolese girls aged 5-17 are working and only 36% of girls are enrolled in high school.



If left unchecked the devastation of the East African Locust Plague could threaten the food security of up to an additional 13 million people.


Stop locusts from destroying crops and ruining lives!

 
Locusts are eating away years of development work funded by generous Australians! 
Children will be hardest hit with food shortages, malnutrition and forced absence from school
  • The swarms are multiplying, moving fast and overwhelming local, unprepared communities
  • World Vision is on the ground helping farmers to protect their crops 
  • We are also appealing for support from Governments of developed nations, including Australia
  • We need more public awareness and support for humanitarian aid to be deployed immediately to respond to the devastating plague

 

Ask the Australian Government to support children and families devastated
by the locust plague with Australian aid. 

 




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World Vision is committed to increasing the number of humanitarian crises we respond to each year as a way to deepen our work to reach the world’s most vulnerable children.


WORLD VISION'S HUMANITARIAN POLICIES


Protracted crises
We view protracted humanitarian crises as development setbacks requiring an integrated humanitarian, peacebuilding and development approach.

Displaced people
Over 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.

Refugees
We 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 Access
Full, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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