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5 April 2019


Stand up #WithRefugees and join us on Monday 17 June for RASSA’s annual Refugee Week Dinner.

Together we will celebrate the immense courage, resilience and valuable contributions made by refugees to Australian society. More details to come soon, so mark your calendars!


Does the worldwide refugee crisis leave you feeling powerless and gutted?

Did you know there are refugees living near you, here in Adelaide – people who struggle everyday but that we can help in meaningful, tangible ways?

This is the story of one of our clients. We recently provided Hanna with pro bono migration assistance. We have changed her name to protect her identity and chance at protection.

Hanna is from Afghanistan. She has experienced severe physical and psychological trauma in her birth country. Since she has arrived in peaceful Adelaide seeking asylum, she’s trying to build a new life for herself. She is struggling to find employment due to her age and her limited English. Her daughter has been missing for six years now and despite her relentless efforts to find her, she has had no success. It is no surprise that Hanna suffers from a severe mental health condition.

Hanna is one of the group of people seeking asylum who cannot access permanent protection. Hanna is living in permanent uncertainty. She has been a temporary protection visa holder for years now, reapplying every three years. It’s one day at the time for Hanna.

RASSA’s role is to help Hanna with her statement of claims and lodging her application. We also offer a translation service to enable her to express herself properly and we explain her legal rights. When faced with extreme financial hardship, as in Hanna’s case, RASSA also pays the visa application fee on our client’s behalf. If you’d like to help refugees like Hanna, a donation of $35 will fund the lodging fee for one application. That’s one very concrete way to make a difference! Please donate today.


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