Ethiopian family reunited

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Family reunited thanks to Sanctuary

An Ethiopian family has been finally reunited, thanks to an interest-free travel loan provided by Sanctuary’s donors! Girma is a former refugee from Ethiopia, forced to escape dangerous persecution by the Ethiopian Government due to false accusations made against him for his support for the opposition side of politics. He escaped and sought refuge in Kenya and ended up in Daadab Refugee Camp, … Read More

Reuniting refugee families

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Sanctuary Australia Foundation Inc. provided an interest-free travel loan for a family of four originally from Afghanistan. They fled dangerous threats from the Taliban and sought refuge in Pakistan where they lived in very difficult and risky conditions. Achmed is a former interpreter for coalition forces so he was a taliban target and his life was at serious risk. His … Read More

Another refugee family safely here thanks to our kind donors!

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A new Chin family arrive in Coffs Harbour thanks to our supporters

Sanctuary Australia Foundation have recently welcomed a Chin family from Myanmar, providing them with an interest-free travel loan for travel from Malaysia to Australia after approval by the Australian government for resettlement.  The father of the family was abused by the Myanmar military and had to work as a porter for them carrying military equipment. They were lucky enough to … Read More

Computer aid program

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Sanctuary Australia Foundation Inc Computer Aid Program

Sanctuary Australia Foundation has recently partnered with Atlassian and Crescent Foundation, to provide laptop computers for newly arrived refugee families in Coffs Harbour, NSW. We are very grateful to the Harold Mitchell Foundation and the NSW Government for providing funding to make this program possible and to InfoXchange for their wonderful donations of Kobe e-readers and Microsoft Office 2010, and to our local computer … Read More

Sudanese family to be reunited in Adelaide

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There was a terrible war in South Sudan in 1983. This was a time of great sadness and fear, my mother and father were killed by the people from the North. Leaving Sudan for Ethiopia I ran from South Sudan and eventually found a home in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. I stayed there with my brother and cousin for eleven years. … Read More

Welcome to Etulo and family!

Sanctuary Australia FoundationNew Arrival, Refugee Stories

We were very saddened to hear of the death of Lebinge, a refugee Mother, last October in Kakuma Camp, just as her family’s visa for Australia was finally about to be approved….Her story was excruciating – She had suffered violence too awful to describe, and her courage and determination in the face of such difficulty was incredible. Her dream was to … Read More