Help save the refugees on the Mediterranean and Andaman Seas

What happened, and why?

Right now, thousands of people, including many women and children, are stranded in the middle of the Mediterranean and Andaman seas, desperately trying to survive.

“Burma is driving the Rohingya out, and thousands of families are drifting helplessly at sea, forced to drink their own urine because Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia had turned them away.” – Avaaz

The Rohingya are some of the most persecuted people on our Earth, and in their desperation to find safety, they have fled their violent country to seek sanctuary for their families. They are braving the terrifying crossing as their last hope to escape torture, hunger, and traffickers, and are at risk of drowning and dying out in the middle of the sea.

Avaaz’s campaign for action

Avaaz is working towards rescuing the people stuck out at sea. With our donations, there aim is to fund rescue operations at sea; build an Avaaz refugee team to assist those missions and resettlement, and create effective lobby cells to get leaders to open up borders; and launch ads to counter the racism.

“We are facing the biggest refugees crisis since World War II, but so far governments have let them die in a climate of rising xenophobia. Now it has reached a crisis, and our community has a unique chance to jam the culture of fear with a wave of compassion.” – Avaaz

Supporting Avaaz

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

You can help save the refugees on the Mediterranean and Andaman seas.

“Together we can help rescue refugees, and rescue our shared humanity. Unless we act fast, 2015 could become the year of the boat people!Pledge to urgently launch the Avaaz refugee campaign — Avaaz will only process your donations if we raise enough to start saving lives.” – Avaaz

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