Ukrainian refugees need our support.

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog, Refugee Stories

“I am a programmer and had an IT company, employing 20 people…but almost all are young guys, now in militarily in the war and everything in company is gone. I and my children sought refuge here in Georgia, and there has been an increasing number of Ukrainian refugees, especially children, reported with anxiety, depression and PTSD. Because its expensive to … Read More

How I Was Reunited with My Siblings After Years of Separation

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Sudanese siblings reunited thanks to Sanctuary.

Our Father married two women – my mum, and also another lady, the mother of my siblings, so I share the same Father with them.  When the first war broke out in S. Sudan we sadly became scattered as a family. Mum and I found ourselves in at Rino Refugee camp, Uganda. At this point we had lost all contact … Read More

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

Sofia reunited with siblings in Brisbane

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Sofia is reunited with her siblings in Brisbane

We would like to welcome Sofia’s three siblings from Eritrea, who arrived safely in Brisbane last month. They received an interest-free travel loan from Sanctuary Australia Foundation. Sofia escaped Eritrea in 2009 due to ongoing persecution for being a Christian, and she spent two years suffering in Sudan as a refugee. Sofia’s mother and father here were very happy now … Read More

Burmese family arrive in Coffs Harbour

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Chin family arrive in Coffs Harbour

Sanctuary recently welcomed a new Chin family of 6 to Coffs Harbour. The Chin are a persecuted Christian minority in Burma, that have suffered terribly at the hands of the Burmese military including arbitrary arrests, torture and mistreatment, forced labour and extrajudicial killings. The father of the family, escaped from the hands of the Burmese military as they suspected that … Read More

Welcome Alain from the Congo!

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog, Refugee Stories

I am a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. I fled my country in February 2010. During the war, my step-father was suspected of being a spy due to a misunderstanding among friends. My step-father refused to join the rebels and so these ‘so called’ friends colluded to kill him. Our step-father was aware of their plan to attack our house … Read More

Reunited after 10 long years!

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Sudanese family arrive in Adelaide thanks to Sanctuary.

The wife and children of Ajith Bol have finally arrived to join him in Adelaide! They met in Kakuma refugee camp, both refugees from the terrible war in S. Sudan, and married. When Ajith received a special humanitarian visa to come to Australia, they had no idea that the process for his family to be reunited with him in Australia … Read More

Sudanese family to be reunited in Adelaide

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog, New Arrival, Refugee Stories

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