Five things you can do to help refugees

We’ve said it before, but it never loses its impact – we are facing the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII, with refugees in their millions fleeing their homelands in search of safety. Amnesty works tirelessly to help these people escape war, genocide, torture and persecution – but we couldn’t do it without you. If you’ve been wondering how you can help, well we’ve got 5 ways you can make a positive change today.

1 Add your voice to our pledge

We have better alternatives for refugees than having their loved ones drown at sea off our coast, or being stuck indefinitely in open-air prisons run by our government. Add your voice to make our plan for refugees a reality.

2 Share a message of solidarity

You words have impact. Share a message of solidarity for refugees and people seeking asylum on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. People on Manus Island and Nauru will then be able to read messages of hope from all around Australia.

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3 Demand the government ends the abuse

The Australian Government is forcing 1,200 men, women and children seeking safety in Australia to live in abhorrent conditions in Nauru. Many suffer from serious mental health problems and live in appalling conditions. This secret and systematic abuse must end immediately. Sign our petition

4 Get active

Hit the streets for refugees! Join like-minded people on refugee events happening all around the country, or if you’re the organiser of the group, you can run your own. See all the upcoming events in your area and don’t forget your Amnesty T-shirt!

5 Make a donation

We couldn’t do what we do for refugees without your kind donations. For the cost of a pair of heels (and not even expensive heels!) you can fund vital support for refugees seeking safety here in Australia. Donate today.

For more ways to make a difference, visit our refugee campaign materials.

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