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Strengthening refugee protection in our region is critical. This will not happen if countries like Australia compete to see who can deter the most refugees through harsh border-control measures like detention, deportation-swaps and off-shore processing. Act for Peace is heavily involved in advocacy in this area, working with governments and regional organisations to provide better protection and long-term solutions.

Key Facts

In August 2016 there were more than 3,400 people held in Australia's onshore and offshore detention centres, including 335 children.
Our Work Here

With your support, Act for Peace is involved in advocacy with governments and regional organisations to strengthen refugee protection. You're also providing support for refugees recently arrived in Australia.

How you’re helping


With your support, Act for Peace is able to lobby governments and decision makers, to persuade them to live up to their responsibility to protect the world’s most vulnerable people – especially refugees. Through strong advocacy, we’re working towards better protection in refugee camps, provision of services so refugees can return home and durable solutions such as local integration and resettlement.

Through the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT), an Act for Peace program, you’re supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Australia through initiatives such as the highly successful Let Them Stay Campaign and the Churches Sanctuary Movement.

With your help, the Assyrian Resource Centre is assisting newly arrived refugees and migrants to overcome the difficulties they face by providing them with access to support and services so they can better adapt within the Australian society and flourish to the best of their ability within their new community.