Emergency Appeal for COVID-19 (Grant: $20,000)
The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre was founded 18 years ago and is now Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. They offer more than 40 holistic programs that protect people seeking asylum from persecution and destitution, support well-being and dignity and empower people to advance their own future. They are supported by a network of more than 100 volunteers and 100 staff in assisting around 4600 people seeking asylum each year.
The ability for people seeking asylum to survive in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious issue right now. For those with no income or Government support, organisations like the ASRC are their only lifeline in this crisis, providing emergency food, shelter and access to medicine and medical care. This grant will help support the Centre provide aid during this time.