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?



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Meet Myo Win

Myo Win fled the horrors of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar to find a “safe place” for his family – only to be held on Nauru for eight years.  

“Life on Nauru was difficult and dangerous. I saw children the same age as my own who had given up hope and wanted to die,” says Myo Win.  

Myo Win applied for help from Operation Not Forgotten. Funds were raised to support his sponsorship and his application has been submitted to the Canadian Government.   

“Through Canadian sponsorship, I will be able to reunite with my wife and children,” says Mio. “I finally have hope. Thank you for showing me we are not forgotten.” 

Help other families like Myo Win's by donating to Operation Not Forgotten.

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Operation Not Forgotten

Would you be willing to join the movement of generous Australians who are directly helping give hope to refugees like Myo Win? 

Through Operation Not Forgotten, sponsorship applications have already been lodged for 138 refugees in offshore processing and 92 separated family members.

But there’s still more to be done. In 2021 it’s anticipated that 200 more sponsorship spots will be available.

That’s 200 more people who could find a permanent, safe home.

But, in order to do that, we need to raise $2.3 million.

Your donation will directly sponsor individual refugees or whole families to start anew – to have a real life in Canada, rather than being trapped on Nauru or PNG. 

Make a donation today to Operation Not Forgotten.