After 12 years in fear of being returned to danger Zaki has permanent protection in Australia

Zaki Haidari, our former Refguee Volunteer and prominent refugee advocate has received his permanent protection status in Australia - affording him the protections Australia provides as a signatory to the Refugee Convention (1951) and other international instruments.

However, the journey is not over for many thousands of people who remain in limbo in Australia without a pathway to permanent settlement . The Edmund Rice Centre is committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with refugees and people seeking asylum in their ongoing struggles for dignity and safety.

“I’m beyond thrilled to share the news that I finally got my permanent protectionand I’m proud to call Australia my home! However, the fight is not over yet. With your support we will keep fighting for my brothers and sisters until everyone receives their permanent protection and is reunited with their loved ones”. - Zaki Haidari (October 2023)

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