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Archive for June, 2014

‘You always live as though someone will die tomorrow’: Saul’s story

23rd June 2014

I remember seeing soldiers coming to the house in the night. They took my mom, she was pregnant.

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Refugee Week 2014 photo exhibition

We need love: asylum seeker’s Refugee Week plea

23rd June 2014

‘One thing I can ask you: as someone who is looking for asylum, we need love from you. We need someone to understand. We need you to help us, to change [society’s] mind, because we can bring something if you give us a chance.’

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Tragedy and hope chronicled in Sydney exhibition

20th June 2014

The Refugee Week theme – Restoring Hope – reminds us that while a refugee’s journey begins with danger, it also begins with hope.

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Australia: 'Like a fish out of water, dying every moment,' life in detention

The poor need help today

19th June 2014

I left Townsville in mid-February with some feelings of fear and certainly not knowing what to expect. All I knew at the time was that this was where God wanted me to be, writes Sr Carmel Ruddick.

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Sanctuary and sustenance

19th June 2014

Refugees are not an Australian problem; they are an international responsibility, says Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ in his speech commemorating Refugee Week 2014.

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The View from Here

Our challenge: to humanise refugees

19th June 2014

Our challenge is to humanise refugees, says JRS Youth Ambassador Daniel Crowley.

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Crafting a more humane and effective approach

13th June 2014

JRS believes the objective should be the establishment of a regional approach that manages the movements of people and places the protection of asylum seekers ahead of national politics and border protection.

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JRS makes submission to National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

5th June 2014

In a submission to the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014, JRS said that the facilities in which 833 children are currently being held in detention on Christmas Island and the Australian mainland are inappropriate and that all children in held detention should be immediately released.

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Tony Abbot's Cambodia

Refugee family suffers Cambodian curse

3rd June 2014

The Ahmadi family’s story of life in Cambodia is universal among refugees

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