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REFUGEE WEEK 19 – 25 JUNE 2022 – Fundraiser

The Parish of Manuka Refugee Support Team invites you to participate in the 2022 Refugee Week activities. OUR FUND-RAISING MOVIE ...
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Ayaan movie

Ayaan – a short film

Written and directed by Alies Sluiter When a refugee encounters an indigenous man on a remote Australian beach, she must ...
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Tanzanian orphans

Orphaned Tanzanian refugees find home in the capital

On Mornings with Adrienne Francis Orphaned Tanzanian refugees find home in the capital - Mornings - ABC Radio Nicodeme (13), ...
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Stepping Stones Cafe

Social enterprise Cafe Stepping Stone teams up with Sweet Bones’ chef to help refugees

Lucy Ridge 21 April 2022 The Riotact Cafe Stepping Stone is teaming up with Sweet Bones Bakery and Cafe chef ...
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MYAN Ambassador - National Call for MYAN’s Youth Ambassadors 2022

National Call for MYAN’s Youth Ambassadors 2022

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia (MYAN), an organization which works inpartnership with young people, government and the non-government sectors to ...
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Kyiose Han, who is originally from Myanmar, was kicked out of home in Australia when he was 17.

‘I was lost’: Kyiose faced homelessness after arriving in Australia from Myanmar – and he’s not alone

The Guardian Australia Mostafa Rachwani @Rachwani91 Sat 26 Mar 2022 06.00 AEDTLast modified on Thu 31 Mar 2022 12.27 AEDT ...
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The Federal Budget: What it means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection

Refugee Council of Australia - Media Release 30th March 2022 Key Points: An additional 16,500 humanitarian places for Afghan nationals ...
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Afghani children

Government listens to community pleas by adding 16,500 new places for Afghan refugees

Refugee Council of Australia - Media Release 29th March 2022 The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has welcomed the announcement ...
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Refugees on boat

UNHCR – Resettlement to New Zealand for persons subject to Australia’s offshore transfer policy

https://www.unhcr.org/en-au/unhcr-canberra-australia.html New Zealand and Australia announced on 24 March 2022 an arrangement under which New Zealand will resettle eligible refugees ...
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Geoff McPherson CRS Scholarship Program 2022:  Request for donations

Many of you will already be familiar with the hugely beneficial support provided each year to refugee and asylum seeker ...
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Afghani boy and man

Australians welcome NZ’s generosity to refugees in offshore processing

Media Release from the Refugee Council of Australia 24th March 2022 Australians welcome NZ’s generosity to refugees in offshore processing ...
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Refugee and Migrant Swim school - pupil and teacher

How the death of ‘the most selfless person’ led to a life-changing venture

By Antoinette Radford ABC News 21st March 2022 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-21/refugee-adult-swim-school-canberra-drowning-prevention/100888424 Shortly after 7pm, as the hum of activity fades across an ...
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Afghani family on humanitarian support

Australians want a more open-hearted national response to refugees

Refugee Council of Australia - Media Release The Australian Government must reverse its recent cuts to the Refugee and Humanitarian ...
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Hands across Canberra

Raise your hands for Canberra

Thank you to all those people who contributed to the appeal, it is now closed. CRS' final tally is $19, ...
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Freedom Documentary

Freedom Street Documentary – World Premiere

3 Refugees One Destination Freedom Sat 29th Jan 2022, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT+11 https://events.humanitix.com/freedom-street-film We are delighted to ...
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The Deng family and swimming instructors

CRS Families & the Swim 4 Life Program

With their instructors, Kuir, Jok, and David proudly display their Certificates for completing the Royal Life Saving Society (ACT) Swim ...
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Calvary Refugee Mentoring Program

The Calvary Refugee Mentoring Program (RMP) is up and running again. The program has previously proved very valuable for asylum ...
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Learn to drive

The program helping refugees learn to drive in regional Australia

Published 3 January 2022 at 4:01pmBy Abby DinhamSource: SBS News Two Congolese refugees living in Albury-Wodonga recognised their communities were ...
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Swimming program

Learn to swim program for refugees coming to the ACT

Olivia Ireland JANUARY 4 2022 Canberratimes.com.au Swimming is part of an Australian summer but, for refugees and migrants, it can ...
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Refugee Detention

‘Free, I’m free!’: The day I was released from refugee detention

After being held for eight years by Australia’s government, an Afghan refugee celebrates his chance at a new life. By ...
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