One of the privileges of speaking about global migration issues is that I have come into contact with exceptional people who devote their lives to helping the less fortunate.
Sue and Peter Hallam set up the Sanctuary Refugee Foundation in 1988 after what they describe as ‘a life-changing experience’ in Mexico, where they spent time with a priest who was sheltering destitute Salvadoran refugees. After returning from Mexico, and working with refugees in Canada, the Hallams and their three sons migrated to Australia in November 1987, settling in Coffs Harbour on the north coast of New South Wales.
The Sanctuary Refugee Foundation sponsors and assists refugees who are
in desperate situations overseas. Over the last 20 years they
have helped thousands of refugees from many war-torn countries, including
Chile, El Salvador, Vietnam, Iraq, Burma, Bosnia and Southern Sudan. On
arrival, refugees are assisted with accommodation, furniture,
food, clothing and are generally welcomed into the community.
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