After years of research, advocacy and imagining, Australia finally has a new community refugee sponsorship program, which commenced in mid 2022. The federal government has partnered with CRSA in the design and delivery of the ‘CRISP’ program – the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot. The program will support 1,500 refugees over four years via help from community groups.
Refugee participants identified as in urgent need of resettlement by the UNHCR are referred into the CRISP program by the Australian government. They come from a wide variety of countries; most have been waiting to resettle in a safe new country for a long time. Sadly CRSA cannot assist individual refugees who are overseas and wish to come to Australia – for more, please see our FAQs.
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Contact :Gali Brooks
Stand Up Refugee Coordinator