We believe in a peaceful world where all people share a safe, just and dignified life.
We believe that we all have a responsibility to take action for a better world. Joining thousands working together to make a difference.
Children are drowning and the human tide of refugees continues to flow into Europe. Australia has accepted just 12,000 new refugee places – a drop in the ocean of the nearly 60 million forcibly displaced people in the world today. Tell Malcolm Turnbull we must do more!
We are in the midst of a humanitarian crisis: there are more people displaced in the world today than ever in recorded history. And the average time spent in a refugee camp is 17 years.
Every day, tens of thousands of people flee their homes to avoid human rights abuses such as torture, persecution, armed conflict, extreme poverty and even death. Many risk – and lose - their lives trying to find safety.
The 12,000 new refugee places are a drop in the ocean. Australia continues to have one of the harshest refugee and asylum seeker policies in the world, which includes towing boats back to sea, keeping people in detention offshore without the possibility of gaining asylum, returning people at risk of further human rights abuse, and even rewriting the law to remove international protections.
This needs to change. Tell Prime Minister Turnbull you support Australia doing more to help refugees and asylum seekers.
Australia needs a new humanitarian refugee policy, which includes:
Life is precious, we should all get the chance to live it, peacefully.
I have always believed that as we all arrive on this earth without choice and without certain knowledge of why we are here it is a good idea to work together and help each other wherever possible.
I want my future to be full of diversity, multiculturalism and open minded communities.
I just want people to have the same chances as I have
Act for Peace is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, which commits international aid and development organisations to good standards of governance, transparency, accountability and effectiveness.
Act for Peace is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global network of grass-roots aid organisations working together in over 140 countries. Together we mobilise about $1.5 billion each year to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards.
Act for Peace gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australian Government.