Everyone deserves a safe place to call home and an opportunity to contribute to their community. Every day, refugees and people seeking asylum come to Red Cross for help. Most are living day-to-day, many are searching for work, some are unable to work, and most do not receive any income support.
For some families, separation from loved ones as a result of conflict, disaster or migration, means there is an urgent need to find missing family members.
Your kindness can help provide the necessities like food and housing, foster community connections, create employment opportunities and create opportunities for someone to build a new life, contribute, thrive, and reach their goals.
By supporting this appeal, you will help refugees and people seeking asylum with everyday essentials: such as food pantry items, transport cards, emergency financial relief as well as access to caseworker support and emergency accommodation.
Your support will also help us to link people who are able to work with employment opportunities so they can continue to contribute and regain financial independence.
Every day our team also helps families with their search for missing family members by utilising our global family links network.
Every month we help thousands of people. During the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a more than a threefold increase in people seeking asylum needing support, due to lost work and income.
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Your donation helps people whose survival, dignity and health is at risk, irrespective of how they arrived in Australia. Most of these people are waiting for their protection claims to be assessed. Many are ineligible for government support. Most are struggling to find work. Some just need a safe place to work out what they will do next.
Donations to the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Appeal help Red Cross to provide everyday essentials like food, financial relief, vouchers and casework to migrants facing significant hardship. Donations also help us link people to services like housing, employment, education and social support; and reconnect families who have been separated.
Red Cross will not deduct more than 10% from this appeal to cover appeal and administration costs.
If the funds raised exceed the pressing needs of people seeking asylum and refugees, or due to circumstances beyond our control, then Red Cross will use the funds in assisting other vulnerable people in Australia.
Donations of $2 or more may be tax deductible for Australian taxpayers.
Every month, we can continue to help thousands of people.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a more than threefold increase in people seeking asylum needing support, mainly because they have lost work and income. Many of these people face barriers that keep them from working, while also denying them access to services such as crisis housing, concession or income support.