Afiqah Rozali

Afiqah Rozali

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  • published Support the forgotten 505 in Appeals 2022-05-12 21:37:08 +1000

  • published Support the forgotten 505 in Appeals 2022-05-12 16:41:19 +1000

    Right now, we have the opportunity to significantly shift refugee and asylum policy to better reflect our values of fairness, respect and compassion.

    But, if we want to leverage this opportunity and achieve lasting positive changes to refugee policy - and importantly to the lives of so many people who came here seeking protection - we need to act in a strategic, coordinated way.

    That’s why the role of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), as the peak body in the refugee sector, is more vital than ever right now.

    With your support we can help change the policies affecting the 19,000 refugees subject to temporary protection, the 30,000 people seeking asylum waiting for protection with no support and the 1,380 refugees STILL struggling under the offshore processing including the 505 without resettlement options.

    When you donate a gift today, you’ll help to create a lasting positive change to the way our country treats refugees and people seeking asylum.

    Donate

  • published 505 Featured in Support the forgotten 505 2022-05-10 09:52:28 +1000

  • published Now is the time for change in Support the forgotten 505 2022-05-10 09:18:39 +1000

    Who are the forgotten 505?

    Now is the time for change

    RCOA is leading the way in seeking change in the government’s first year of power to achieve our policy priorities:

    1. Supporting practical solutions for the 1,380 people still suffering under the offshore processing policy – especially the 505 people who will be still left behind when all resettlement options currently available are exhausted.

    2. Urgent implementation of the government’s election promise to abolish temporary protection thus helping the 19,000 people affected by the policy as well as their separated family members.

    3. Expanding the Refugee and Humanitarian Program progressively to 27,000 places per year and build a community sponsorship program of 5,000 places.

    4. Securing access to a safety net for those in need amongst the 30,000 people seeking asylum living in our communities still awaiting their protection claims to be processed.

    5. Increasing Australia’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific region to improve the protection of refugees in countries where they first seek protection so they are not forced to seek safety through life-threatening irregular journeys.

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  • Now is the time for change

    Helping people still trapped in offshore processing

    There are 1,384 people trapped in Australia’s offshore processing system. Even if the planned resettlement arrangements with the US, Canada and New Zealand are fully taken up, we estimate that at the very least, 505 people will be left behind.

    These people have been trapped in the offshore processing system for nearly a decade with no idea when, if or how, they will ever be resettled. They live with the daily torture of endless uncertainty.

    While many refugees and people seeking asylum have reason to hope for improvements under the new government, there is currently no plans to change this policy area. Together, we need to change that.

    For some, it’s too much. They have gone from being vibrant, courageous people to shells of their former selves. Some are so traumatised that they are unable to participate in the resettlement process.

    Now is the time to end the torture of their uncertainty, and you can help change that.

    Donate today to help us lead this change


  • Help us lead the way

    RCOA is uniquely placed to support

    Right now, more than ever, we need to ensure RCOA has a strong voice to lead a coordinated and considered approach to bring about lasting change with regards to how our country treats refugees and people seeking asylum.

    Your gift enables our team to find solutions to the concerns you have about people seeking asylum and refugees. Your donation helps us reach the corridors of power. It helps us do the research and understand the issues so that we can most effectively represent the needs of refugees. It helps us find the best ways to communicate about this to politicians and educate the public. Quite simply, your help enables us to lead the pathway to change in Australia.

    Your gift today will genuinely help build a nation in which NO ONE is left behind and NO ONE is held back – including refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia

    Please donate today


  • donated 2021-11-04 10:03:26 +1100

  • donated 2021-10-26 18:17:01 +1100

    Support a lifeline for refugees sent to Manus Island and Nauru

    After more than seven years, hundreds of refugees are still trapped in the destructive and inhumane cycle of the offshore processing regime Australia runs with Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

    But there is an alternative, right now.

    Operation Not Forgotten is a community-led response that provides private sponsorship to Canada for refugees who were detained in PNG and Nauru and have no viable resettlement option.

    By donating today, you can help these brave people to finally find a permanent home.

    Australian donations to this appeal over $2 are tax deductible.

    Through the support of thousands of generous donors, this partnership between Vancouver-based settlement organisation MOSAIC, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) and Ads-Up Refugee Network Canada has not only been giving people a lifeline to get off Nauru and PNG, but is also ensuring they get all the support they later need in Canada from volunteer groups there.

    Will you become part of this movement of people helping give refugees trapped in PNG and Nauru a permanent home?

     

     

    Donate


  • published Meet Najeeba in Help Afghan families 2021-10-20 17:14:52 +1100

    Meet Najeeba

    Najeeba Wazefadost was just 10 years old when her parents took her and her siblings and fled their family home in Afghanistan, the last time the Taliban was in power. 

    Najeeba and her family travelled by sea to Australia in 2000, and after months in immigration detention Najeeba and her family were recognised as refugees. Now president of Hazara Women of Australia, and Executive Director of Asia Pacific Network of Refugees, Najeeba continues to hear reports of the same torture and trauma her family fled years ago. 

    “Women are saying to us that before they die at the hands of the Taliban, their kids might die of starvation,” Najeeba says. “I think of those women who are worried for their daughters being raped. I look at my daughter and imagine what they must be going through” 

    Donate today to help families like Najeeba's


  • RCOA’s urgent advocacy for Afghanistan

    In the hours following the fall of Kabul, RCOA swung into action with emergency advocacy. With your help, we can continue and expand this critical work:  

    • Creating recommendations for the Australian government and rallying over 300 organisations, community and business groups to sign onto them.  

    • Participating as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Panel on Australia’s Resettlement to Afghan Nationals and advocating directly to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood, and other senior officials. 

    • Contributing funds to support both the National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Group and the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees 

    • Producing numerous policy documents and reports to support our advocacy. 

    Donate and support our work


  • Australia must bring women, children and families to safety

    Those left behind under Taliban rule are in extreme danger, including women and girls, racial and religious minorities, and those who helped soldiers of countries such as our own.  

    There are also now thousands of refugees in neighbouring countries, in dire need of food, clothing and shelter. 

    Australia, along with other Western nations, has a direct responsibility to respond to this crisis because of our 20-year military involvement in Afghanistan. 

    We need to pitch in together to ensure a future for these people who are now part of the largest refugee crisis in the Asia-Pacific region. 

    Donate via Direct Bank Transfer here


  • RCOA’s urgent advocacy for Afghanistan

    RCOA’s urgent advocacy for Afghanistan

    In the hours following the fall of Kabul, RCOA swung into action with emergency advocacy. With your help, we can continue and expand this critical work:  

    • Creating recommendations for the Australian government and rallying over 300 organisations, community and business groups to sign onto them.  

    • Participating as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Panel on Australia’s Resettlement to Afghan Nationals and advocating directly to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood, and other senior officials. 

    • Contributing funds to support both the National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Group and the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees 

    • Producing numerous policy documents and reports to support our advocacy. 

    Donate and support our work


  • published Meet Najeeba in Help Afghan families 2021-10-18 09:12:26 +1100

    Meet Najeeba

    Meet Najeeba 

    Najeeba Wazefadost was just 10 years old when her parents took her and her siblings and fled their family home in Afghanistan, the last time the Taliban was in power. 

    Najeeba and her family travelled by sea to Australia in 2000, and after months in immigration detention Najeeba and her family were recognised as refugees. Now president of Hazara Women of Australia, and Executive Director of Asia Pacific Network of Refugees, Najeeba continues to hear reports of the same torture and trauma her family fled years ago. 

    “Women are saying to us that before they die at the hands of the Taliban, their kids might die of starvation,” Najeeba says. “I think of those women who are worried for their daughters being raped. I look at my daughter and imagine what they must be going through” 

    Donate today to help families like Najeeba's


  • Australia must bring women, children and families to safety

    Australia must bring women, children and families to safety

    Those left behind under Taliban rule are in extreme danger, including women and girls, racial and religious minorities, and those who helped soldiers of countries such as our own.  

    There are also now thousands of refugees in neighbouring countries, in dire need of food, clothing and shelter. 

    Australia, along with other Western nations, has a direct responsibility to respond to this crisis because of our 20-year military involvement in Afghanistan. 

    We need to pitch in together to ensure a future for these people who are now part of the largest refugee crisis in the Asia-Pacific region. 

    Donate via Direct Bank Transfer here


  • published Email your MP for Afghanistan in Campaigns 2021-08-26 13:14:16 +1000

    Email your MP for Afghanistan

    Calling on Parliamentarians to take action for Afghanistan

    We're calling on all Parliamentarians to support these seven practical steps that the Australian Government can take to provide safety for people from Afghanistan and to show leadership on the global stage.

    Members of the Afghan diaspora in Australia are desperately worried about their family, colleagues, and friends who remain in Afghanistan. Many of the people here in Australia also need certainty and safety, and the Australian Government has the power to offer protection and additional support in many ways.

    We need your help to urge the government to do the right thing. Please take two minutes to send the following letter to your local Federal MP.