Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative

RAR and the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI)

For further information about CRSI – Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative

Refugee groups call for new community-based resettlement plan

SBS News – 19 April 2018 – By Evan Young


An Australian coalition of refugee groups is pushing for a new community-sponsored resettlement program to help overcome the global refugee crisis.

The Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI) has been launched to by a coalition of refugee groups to supplement, not supplant, government-funded resettlement programs.

Save the Children, the Refugee Council of Australia, Amnesty International Australia, the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, Welcome to Australia and Rural Australians for Refugees are behind the plan.

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ON Twitter – Shankar Kasynathan (@Shankabout) tweeted at 7:13 pm on Sun, Jun. 24, 2018:
With friend & colleague Margaret from @rar_australia standing shoulder to shoulder with our ATSI sisters, #withRefugees and their advocates, as we launched the campaign to improve Refugee community sponsorship in Braidwood. #MyNewNeighbour @amnestyOz – hope breathes in this town!