Join with Oxfam in the fight to support people’s right to refuge


What’s happening?

Right now, more than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to leave their homes to be free from war and persecution.  This includes around half the Syrian population; almost five million of whom have left the country. Millions more are on the move because of natural disasters and poverty. These people seeking refuge are people like you, who have seen their lives upended by extraordinary circumstances. In many cases, they’ve lost their homes, loved ones and life as they knew it.

We all deserve to live in safety. And we all have the right to refuge when our safety and dignity is threatened. When people are on the move, they are often at their most vulnerable. Right now ordinary people forced to flee for their lives because of circumstances beyond their control are being confronted by exploitation, trafficking, police brutality, barbed wire and human rights abuses.

Australia is the 12th richest nation on the planet, but we are not pulling our weight internationally to help deal with the biggest refugee crisis since WWII. Last year, Germany hosted more than one million refugees and asylum seekers, equivalent to 1.3% of its population.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam are campaigning to call on the Australian Government to support people’s Right to Refuge and you can join the effort by signing the petition to be sent to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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 specialise 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

Join with Oxfam in calling on the Australian Government to step up and support people’s Right to Refuge.

“I support those seeking safe refuge by calling on Prime Minister Turnbull to:

1. Treat all people seeking refuge in Australia with dignity and respect, and in accordance with the Refugee Convention.

2. Increase Australia’s intake of people seeking refuge to 30,000 by 2018/19 and then to 42,000 by 2020/21, based on the current size of our population and economy

  1. Increase aid to countries hosting large populations of people who have been forced to flee.”




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