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.


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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.

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