Amnensty Australia: Want to help families fleeing war?

People seeking asylum urgently need help, in a language they understand.

$83 will fund vital interpreter services for one person, so they can receive critical support to rebuild their lives in safety.

Imagine desperately needing help but nobody speaks your language?

You know that every decision you make next, every form you sign, will impact your life and the lives of your family, forever.

Your deadline to apply for asylum? 60 days and counting. But as a woman whose native tongue is Tamil, you cannot understand anyone around you.

You’re isolated, panicked. Who do you turn to for help?

Thousands of people attempting to seek asylum in Australia need our help, in a language they can understand.

There is one practical thing you can do today to help – donate to provide interpreter services.

$83 will cover the cost of an interpreter for a person seeking asylum, so our Amnesty Caseworkers can provide crucial information and support.

DONATE NOW

In a move that’s created panic, the Australian Government has cut the length of time asylum seekers have to apply for protection visas, from a flexible approach to a hard 60 days or even less. They’ve set thousands of vulnerable people up to fail. We can’t let this happen.

They’ve also stripped back vital support services, including essential interpreter services, for people seeking asylum. This is a move that promotes the isolation of desperate people, and the subsequent abuse of their basic rights. This is why giving today is so critical.

And the stakes couldn’t be higher. A wrong step, wrong form, wrongly worded claim and they could be sent back to the nightmare they’re so desperate to escape. This is a terrifying thought for people who fled war, persecution, even famine in search of safety.

Amnesty Caseworkers help keep vulnerable people safe, providing crucial human rights information, working to make sure asylum applications are processed fairly and investigating human rights abuses in detention.

But in order to be able to help them, we need to understand them.

Will you give $83 today to help fund interpreter services for a person seeking asylum in Australia?