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Afghanistan: ASRC Petition and WISA Fundraiser

August 20, 2021 IN WIP
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Action is urgently needed.

Petition for more refugees.

The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre has a petition urging the government to accept more Afghan refugees, if you are interested to sign.

Donations for immediate food, blankets and tents

PEN Melbourne has links with WISA which is in partnership with Afghan Women’s Organisation Victoria, AWOV, and supports their fundraiser. They have a long history of supporting women in Afghanistan.

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