Join with Avaaz to help refugee children find safety

 

What’s happening?

Right now, there are at least 25,000 unaccompanied children seeking refuge in Europe. They’ve fled unimaginable violence, lost their parents, and are desperate to find safe haven. But instead of urgently offering them sanctuary, authorities have abandoned them to dangerous traffickers that stalk them. Even children with relations in Europe are not being allowed to join them. Many refugees in Calais are desperate to get to Britain to escape freezing temperatures and dire conditions and to be reunited with family members here. However bureaucratic failings mean that despite there being provision in EU regulations for this to happen safely and legally, in practice it can be virtually impossible.

Avaaz’s efforts

Refugee experts have just won a legal case requiring the UK to let unaccompanied kids join their families in Britain and claim asylum there. This ground-breaking court victory for asylum campaigners is set to pave the way for thousands more refugees to come to Britain.

The court found that three unaccompanied children and a young adult currently in the Calais refugee camp known as “the Jungle” should be allowed to come to live with close relatives who are already settled in the UK while their asylum claimed are examined.

Avaaz has teamed up with the experts to use this case as a precedent and roll out a campaign to identify these children, and win urgent legal assistance, counselling and shelter for kids across the EU. But the campaign needs urgent funding, or they may still fall prey to the smugglers.

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

If enough of us donate just a small amount, we can help save these most vulnerable of victims from more trauma, and do our part to break the child smuggling trade.

In a civilised, humane world, no child would face this terror. Let’s help build that world today. Donate now to urgently launch a plan to stop these tragedies.

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