Aussie expats help Manus, Nauru refugees in US

‘Mateship’: Aussie expats pair with Manus, Nauru refugees in US

The volunteers say it’s the least they can do for those who were refused entry to their homeland.
By Peter Theodosiou – SBS News – 19 July 2018

Refugees formerly held in detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru are being paired with more than 300 Australian expats living in the US.

The Aussie Diaspora Steps Up network (Ads-Up) was set up to provide assistance, mateship and financial assistance to refugees transferred to the country under the US-Australia refugee deal.

In just two months the group has reached out to more than 130 refugees across the US, including Pyae Sone Aung, a Burmese Muslim from Myanmar who was on Manus Island for five years.

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