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Right to Refuge

Everyone deserves to live in safety. And everyone has the right to seek refuge when their safety and dignity is threatened.

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Everyone deserves to live in safety. And everyone has the right to seek refuge when their safety and dignity is threatened.

Right now, more than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to leave their homes to be free from war and persecution. Millions more are on the move because of natural disasters and poverty.

These people seeking refuge are people like you, who have seen their lives upended by extraordinary circumstances.

In many cases, they’ve lost their homes, loved ones and life as they knew it.

As generous people, we can and should do more to help these people. But the Australian Government is choosing not to do this.

Please join us in calling on the Australian Government to step up and support people’s Right to Refuge.

We call on the Government to:

  • Treat all people seeking refuge in Australia with dignity and respect, and in accordance with the Refugee Convention.
  • Increase Australia’s intake of people seeking refuge to 30,000 by 2018/19 and then to 42,000 by 2020/21, based on the current size of our population and economy
  • Increase aid to countries hosting large populations of people who have been forced to flee


  1. I support people’s Right to Refuge

    Call on the Australian government to act now to save lives.

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  2. Thank you for taking action

    Thank you for calling on our government to step up and do more.

    There’s something else you can do to help.

    By donating now, you can help Oxfam provide access to food, water and sanitation to people in Syria.


     

     

     

     

“I’m willing to take the risk … if it will help my children have a better life.”

– Ahmad.

Read Ahmad’s story

Amina’s* family is one of thousands forced to make extraordinary choices as they flee war, violence and persecution. Read her story, and those of four other children.

Five extraordinary stories

Everyone deserves to live in safety. And everyone has the right to seek refuge when their safety and dignity is threatened.

Join us in calling on the Government to step up and help save lives.

Act now