Join with Avaaz to call on world leaders for a humane, fair refugee response

 

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. While governments struggle to come up with a humane, effective response to the unfolding refugee crisis, hundreds continue to die in the Mediterranean – 440 have drowned alone this year.

Avaaz’s efforts

The United Nations is calling on all nations to meet the challenge of the biggest displacement crisis of a generation and to think out of the box to find solutions. This includes resettlement and humanitarian admission programmes as well as student, work and health visas for Syrian refugees.

Massive citizen calls to welcome refugees forced leaders to pledge to help last year. Now, whether they act or turn their backs, depends on how much they feel the public demands it. Join the urgent call for a global plan to give refugee families a real chance to rebuild their lives.

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

Join with Avaaz and sign the petition to all Governments:

“We call on you to urgently lead the world to a humane 21st century refugee policy that saves lives and protects people fleeing war and hunger. This means drastically increasing resettlement and relocation of refugees in a way that reunites families and shares responsibility across Europe, and the world; giving financial and technical support to countries on the frontline of the crisis; and ensuring security actions do not put those seeking sanctuary at risk. The magnitude of this crisis requires united, urgent and massive humanitarian action.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/a_humane_refugee_policy/?slideshow

 

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