Join with Oxfam and do something extraordinary for refugees


What’s happening?

More than 65 million people have been forced to leave their homes because of conflict, war and persecution. And these ordinary people, people just like us, do extraordinary things in the hope of a better life for their families. We too can do something extraordinary. We can do much more to support these people as they rebuild their lives, around the world, and here at home.

We can step up to welcome more people to Australia, including the refugees currently in Manus and Nauru. But right now, our government is choosing not to do this. And people and families – who have done so much with what they have – are being denied the right to live free from danger.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam has been fighting poverty and injustice for more than 60 years. Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. They save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes, and they campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

People seeking refuge are ordinary, just like us. But in the hope of a better life, they do extraordinary things.

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

– Ahmad.

You can do something extraordinary too. Join with Oxfam in calling on the Government to step up and help save lives.

Supporting Oxfam

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

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

How you can help

Add your voice to the call and send your message to the Government to:

  • Increase Australia’s humanitarian intake to 42,000 per year by 2020/ 2021
  • Communicate a plan with a timeline for the settlement of the 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq that we committed to last year
  • Play a positive and proactive role in developing a Global Compact on Refugees that ensures dignity and rights are upheld
  • Increase aid to countries hosting large numbers of refugees




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