Asylum Seekers Support Program July 2014
Asylum Seekers – Support Program
On 26 July 2014, the Australian Relief Organisation launched its Asylum Seekers Support Program.
Working in collaboration with the SSI (Settlement Services International), the ARO facilitated provision of financial assistance to two families at this instance.
Chief Executive Officer; Cihan Tumen made the following remarks during the ceremony:
“Many asylum seekers are struggling with complex issues in Australia, as they are a long way from their family and support of their homeland community.
Living on bridging visas, they are also isolated from our local community with no work or study rightsas well as no travel concession entitlements. Hence, many are experiencing financial hardship in Australia.
As the Australian Relief Organisation, we are very interested in assisting the asylum seekers and help them successfully blend in to our community. In this regard, we are pleased to work in co-operation with community organisations; such as the SSI or the Settlement Services International.
I would like to thank Mrs Sima Vatandoust of the SSI for introducing these two families to our organisation. We wish them the best endeavours in Australia. Our board of directors also acknowledge Mrs Canan Yenice and husband Mr Adrian Hernandez, who generously supported our asylum seeker support program on this occasion.”