Multicultural Australia stands by the people of Afghanistan and the fundamental human right of every person to a life of safety, respect and dignity.
As the situation is evolving, we have been receiving offers of support from the community seeking to support this humanitarian effort.
To all the people and organisations who have offered support – we would like to say thank you.
As you will appreciate, the situation in Afghanistan continues to change and we are operating in an environment of significant uncertainty. Please know that we appreciate your offers of help and will be in contact with you as needs arise. It may be some time before we contact you, as we are keen to ensure that we only seek assistance or support as needed and as appropriate.
Thank you in advance for your support and patience.
How can I assist the settlement of Afghan refugees into Queensland?
You can support Multicultural Australia directly through donating to our organisation here.
Donations will be used to provide support and care to new Australians entering the country.
Please remember that this is an evolving situation and it may be some time before we can confirm whether and when your support will be required.
How can you show support to other humanitarian organisations?
You can also show your support by donating to humanitarian groups focused on supporting the Afghan community.
Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS) – https://www.rails.org.au/
Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) – https://qpastt.org.au/
UNCHR - https://www.unrefugees.org.au/
UN Women - https://www.unwomen.org/en
UNICEF Australia - https://www.unicef.org.au/
World Wellness Group - https://worldwellnessgroup.org.au/
If you need, or know someone who needs support:
If you are someone, or knows someone, living in Australia who has impacted by the evolving situation in Afghanistan, you can contact the below support services:
Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) - https://qpastt.org.au/
World Wellness Group Multicultural Connect Line - https://worldwellnessgroup.org.au/multicultural-connect-line-about/
Red Cross Tracing Service - https://www.redcross.org.au/get-help/help-for-migrants-in-transition/tracing-and-restoring-family-links
Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS) - https://www.rails.org.au/
Beyond Blue - https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Lifeline - https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Open Arms - https://www.openarms.gov.au/
We at Multicultural Australia will continue to connect with the Queensland Afghan community and our fellow service providers to provide support in every way we can as the situation in Kabul and the rest of Afghanistan evolves.