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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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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 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 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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Fred Smith Playhouse Concert

Concert for Afghan Evacuees – 17 February

Fred Smith, a ​well-known Canberra musician, will be putting on a concert to welcome to Canberra Afghans recently evacuated from ...
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Australia finally gets the refugee sponsorship model the community wants

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s new refugee sponsorship pilot, saying it is the model ...
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SIEV X Memorial Canberra

SIEV X Memorial – 20th Anniversary

Canberra is home to the SIEV X Memorial, which is located in Weston Park on the shores of Lake Burley ...
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CRS car donation for new Afghan family

Mohhammed, who only arrived in Canberra from Afghanistan in September 2021, has today very gratefully received the keys to a ...
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Deng Family

Community Support and Community Benefit

Malual Kuir and Dabora Moses first became aware of Canberra Refugee Support (CRS) when they needed help to transport two ...
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Fraji Family playing Soccer

Refugee support group appeals to caring Canberra

Anja de Rozario September 28, 2021 - Canberra Weekly In Kabul 2012, an internationally regarded boxer abandons his success in ...
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“Call Out to Caring Canberra”

Thank you Canberra our appeal is now closed. We have reached our target! If you would like to donate we ...
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A Canberra Tale of Selfish Acts and Generous Hearts.

In just a few short days one of our CRS asylum seeker families has experienced both the worst and the ...
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CRS stands by our Afghan community

The situation we are seeing in Afghanistan is extremely distressing. CRS is supporting refugee families from Afghanistan who are of ...
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CRS Media Release

Refugee Council of Australia Media Release

Over 300 organisations, businesses, and community groups call on all Parliamentarians to respond to the crisis in Afghanistan Over 300 ...
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COVID19 Lockdown Relief

Emergency Food Relief - If you are unable to feed your family or yourself during the 7-day lockdown in the ...
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The Deng Family portrait

The Deng Family Portrait

Highly Commended There is a something special about a family portrait. Everyone is brushed and polished for the day. The ...
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