Refugee Council of Australia

Operation Not Forgotten

Australians and Canadians are working together to provide a lifeline for refugees who have been suffering since 2013 because of Australia’s offshore detention policy. Operation Not Forgotten is a community-led response to provide private sponsorship to Canada for refugees who were detained on Manus Island and Nauru and have been left with no viable resettlement option.

Sponsorship applications have already been lodged for 139 refugees in offshore processing and 94 separated family members (233 people in all). Dozens more applications are ready to go as soon as more funds are donated.


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Saleem Spindari on Operation Not Forgotten

In March 1990, I fled my home with my parents and extended family members. We didn’t have any clue of where we were heading. We just wanted to run away from the Iraqi troops that were getting closer to our home city of...

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