Australians want a more open-hearted national response to refugees

Afghani family on humanitarian support

Refugee Council of Australia – Media Release

The Australian Government must reverse its recent cuts to the Refugee and Humanitarian Program to meet community expectations that the nation can do more to respond to refugees displaced from escalating conflicts in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Ethiopia, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) says.

RCOA president Jasmina Bajraktarevic-Hayward said the cutting of 28,382 humanitarian places since the 2019 election had left the Government with limited options as millions of Australians seek a more generous response to people displaced by conflict and persecution.

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