My family are Kurdish Feyli – our land crossed the border of Iraq and Iran. At some point in their lives, my grandparents had crossed over to the Iraqi side, but when my father was 24 years old, Saddam Hussein suddenly deported all the Kurdish Feyli back to Iran, and so he and his family were considered stateless for some time.
My uncle had been put in jail in Iraq, and my father always dreamt of being able to go back to find him one day, but after about 10 years, he found out that he was probably dead, because there was no record of him anywhere " Yaser, Iran. #refugee arrived in Australia 2006. ... See MoreSee Less
9 hours ago ·
OUR FOOD BANK keeps on giving!
Our end of financial figures are in and over 2015-2016 we gave out a whopping 16,543 food bags to people seeking asylum - over double the amount (7,700) given out in the previous year!
We are very grateful to our regular donors and to all of our supporters who run food drives for us, but our clients needs are increasing so much that we need to GROW our #communitysupport.
If you would like to organise an ASC FOOD DRIVE at your workplace, school, community group or church please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
An alternative #nofuss option could be a Supermarket Gift Voucher Drive!
For a full list of essential food and toiletry items please click below. (we can also organise one of our community speakers to come and talk at your fundraiser!) ... See MoreSee Less
10 hours ago ·
"Broken Hill embodies the myth of the 'real' Australia. Its story is Australia’s story, a tale of luck, generosity and fear. My mission in Broken Hill was to celebrate, amend and improve that myth."
Adelaide artist Peter Drew set about releasing his 'Real Aussie' posters into the skies above Broken Hill, in outback NSW, in honour of the early Cameleers who migrated to Australia. #culturaldiversity #earlysettlers ... See MoreSee Less
14 hours ago ·
"Every day I worry about my children and whether they will survive with the Pakistan Taliban who hate Hazara people, they hate women, they have no kindness." Afghanistan refugee Nargis Suraiya Sultani has written a letter to the Prime Minister in the hope to gain her Australian citizenship and bring her children to Australia. #Bringthemhere #refugeeswelcome ... See MoreSee Less
17 hours ago ·
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