Rising Demand for Travel Loans: Can you help?

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog, Travel Loan Program

Mahmoud arrives in Melbourne thanks to an interest-free loan from Sanctuary

Supporting a Cause: How You Can Make a Difference In recent times, Sanctuary has experienced a surge of requests for interest-free travel loans. Once a family member has gone through interviews and medicals overseas, and is finally approved for their visa, family members here often face financial barriers to be able to afford the airfare to get their loved ones … Read More

Finally – A victory for justice!

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog

Majda and her sister were assisted through Sanctuary's advocacy.

Sanctuary has been working to seek justice for a young Iraqi woman, Majda, who arrived in Australia by boat as a refugee with her disabled sister, Neura. Their story is truly shocking. They were imprisoned on Christmas Island having committed no crime but to seek safety and asylum, then transferred to Darwin for a short time before being moved to … Read More

Happy Birthday Kate Atkinson!

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog, Fundraiser

Actor Kate Atkinson with a card from her fans who have donated to help refugees in honour of her birthday.

On Sunday July 30, the Screen Stars event was held in the UK, with our wonderful Sanctuary Patron, Kate Atkinson. At this special event, Kate was presented with the details of the fundraiser amount donated in honour for her birthday on behalf of Kate Atkinson Fan Page. Kate was touched and surprised, and very grateful, stating that this gift will be … Read More

Refugee children need to go to school like other kids! 

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog, Education

Sanctuary helping refugees with affording to go to school.

Many refugee children are unable to go to school as their family do not have basic school fees (approx. $100 a term). This is heartbreaking for parents who desperately want their children to have education and a hopeful future. The Sanctuary School Aid Program is currently assisting several families in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe.  With help from our supporters we … Read More

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

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog, Refugee Stories

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

Sanctuary End of year update.

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog

Season’s Greetings from Nairobi! Thank you to all our kind donors who have supported these beautiful refugee children to go to school! Sanctuary provides basic help to several underprivlidged refugee families in Kenya and Uganda, where education is not free. Sanctuary helps to cover costs such as a child’s annual school fees, uniform, and books. We’ve had fantastic support for … Read More

Safe in Australia at last!

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog

Syrian family arrived safely due to help from Sanctuary

A Syrian family have finally arrived safely in Sydney from Lebanon, happy to be reunited with their family.They were provided with an interest-free airfare loan by Sanctuary Australia Foundation. The outbreak of war in Syria and attacks by Takfiri militants made their life a nightmare, with continualrocket and missile attacks on their hometown, injuring and killing many relatives, neighbours and … Read More

Disabled asylum seekers at risk with no access to NDIS

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog

NDIS not available for asylum seekers

Sanctuary is working to seek justice for a young Iraqi woman, Salma*, who arrived in Australia by boat as a refugee with her disabled sister, Maha*. Her story is truly shocking. They were imprisoned on Christmas Island having committed no crime but to seek safety and asylum, then transferred to Darwin for a short time before being moved to Villawood … Read More