There are many vulnerable people in Australia and the world at the moment: the very poor, the elderly, the chronically ill; the list could go on. But it is difficult to think of a group of people more vulnerable than refugees.
At the moment more than 82 million people have been forced to flee their homes, that is about one percent of humanity.
The Australian government’s response to the refugee crisis has been woefully inadequate. Fortunately there are many organisations who are trying to help. In Geelong there is CRAG – Combined Refugee Action Group of Geelong, a group of volunteers working tirelessly to ease the plight of refugees in this area.
A group of local musicians has got together with representatives from CRAG to organise RADIO AID REFUGEES, a three-hour radio program on Pulse Radio – 94.7 FM. This will feature recordings of music played by local musicians and groups interspersed with interviews with refugees, and those working with refugees.
We are inviting you, and everyone you know, to tune in to at least part of this program, and to donate to the CRAG legal fund, to help refugees navigate the complex legal system.
I will attach a poster giving full details of the program. Please listen in, please encourage others to listen in, and please donate to this cause.
We can’t solve the problems of the world, but we can help in our local area.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Geelong and
The Combined Refugee Action Group Geelong present:
Tune in to 94.7 THE PULSE FM on Sunday 21 November from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for fine music from Geelong musicians
Listen when you like. Give what you can through our Go Fund Me page.
Radio Aid for Refugees
Funds raised will benefit people seeking asylum through the provision of legal support through the Combined Refugee Action Group Geelong Legal Fund