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OUR STORY

Since 1992, UFVRA has transformed lives, with the support of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to Australia — from sea to shining sea. Together we have supported, equipped and empowered these new Australians, while advocating for policy that protects all our diverse community, with programs and services to respond to the evolving needs of our local community.

Help us continue the legacy of the long welcome

We depend on the support of people just like you. Your contribution makes a direct impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in our communities.

UFVRA Welcome Endures

Today After years of welcome, UFVRA and its partners continue answering the call to sponsor and support immigrants and refugees with open doors, open arms, and open hearts. Today,UFVRA Volunteers support the work of organization by offering Circles of Welcome to refugees, assisting with Reception and Welcome for immigrants who have been released from immigration detention, and participation in projects such as Homeless pathway project, Hot meal, and free lunches for  disadvantage families and individuals.


Our Work
There are currently more than 100 million people worldwide displaced by conflict, human rights abuses, and persecution, and many more are displaced each year by climate-related disasters. When the international community’s ability to respond to these crises is stretched thin, UFVRA - Australia’s powerful advocacy helps focus planning and response to ensure that resources are going to those who need them most (our charitable purpose in nine countries).

What We Do
UFVRA – focuses on the vital refugee, displacement, humanitarian, and human rights issues that need urgent attention and action. Our advocates travel to some of the world’s most severe displacement crises to investigate first-hand the challenges displaced people face, create policy solutions, and demand action.

As an organization, UFVRA does not accept government or UN funding, enabling us to speak freely and independently. This means that the humanitarian groups that respond to refugee and other displacement crises often view UFVRA – Australia as a critical ally. Our expert recommendations are highly valued by senior officials of the Australian administration and state, the UN and its Agency, and governments around the world—the very people whose decisions can bring immediate relief and lifesaving solutions to refugees.

 

Help us continue the legacy of the long welcome

We depend on the support of people just like you. Your contribution makes a direct impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in our communities.

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