UPDATE 30/03/2022: After months of pressure, the government announced 16,500 additional places in the Budget for people fleeing Afghanistan. That means thousands of people at risk from the Taliban will settle in safety in Australia!

They still haven't granted permenant protection to the thousands of people from Afghanistan in Australia on temportary protection visas. Take action today to call on the government to provide permenant protection today.

People from Afghanistan face unspeakable horrors at the hands of the Taliban. Girls seeking an education. People from ethnic and religious minorities. Human rights defenders, and so many more. Their lives have changed forever. 

You can make a difference by putting pressure on the Australian government to provide safe passage to people fleeing the Taliban. Please take urgent action now.

The Australian government needs to do everything it can to help those fleeing the Taliban.

This includes urgently expanding the humanitarian program and:

  • Granting permanent protection to all Afghan nationals in Australia on temporary protection visas,
  • Expanding the humanitarian intake and offering at least 20,000 additional places for people fleeing the Taliban, prioritising places for women and girls, human rights defenders, and those at risk because of their work with Australians, and
  • Reforming the community sponsorship programs so that people across Australia can welcome people from Afghanistan into their communities.

In 2015, the government offered 12,000 additional places in the humanitarian program for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Already, the UK and Canadian governments have offered to resettle 20,000 refugees.

Take action and call for the Australian government to act now to provide safe passage to those fleeing the Taliban.