Join with Amnesty International to protect refugees’ rights

 

What’s happening?

You can help solve the global refugee crisis. Right now, record numbers of people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes and unfortunately, many countries are closing their doors to these refugees instead of showing true leadership and protecting them. The world’s wealthiest nations are leaving a handful of countries to cope alone with nearly all the world’s 21 million refugees. Powerful media and politicians are manipulating reality and dehumanizing refugees, portraying them as illegal or faceless invaders who are a security threat. The reality is that they’re ducking their responsibility to protect people fleeing violence, persecution and conflict. And every single day that goes by, their indecision and inaction continue to cause immense human suffering.

Amnesty International’s efforts

Amnesty International conducted a survey in 2016 which showed people’s attitudes across the world, it showed that 80% of us stand ready to welcome refugees into our countries, communities – even our own homes. Amnesty International is a movement of people who believe that the things that unite us are far more powerful than those that divide us. This is why they are promoting people-powered initiatives like community sponsorship of refugees.

Right now, individual people all over the world are coming together in their own right to welcome refugees – simply because they empathise with people who have lost everything, and want to create open, friendly communities to live in.

Supporting Amnesty International

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 mail@phoenixrising.org.au

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

How you can help

Together, we can lead the way by doing something concrete right now – however small – to welcome refugees in our communities, from signing a petition to speaking your mind about refugees’ rights, or joining a community group that supports them.

Help Amnesty International protect refugees’ rights and join now:

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/i-welcome/

 

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