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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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Posted 30 Jun 2008 in Blog
  1. Mulugeta shifferaw says:

    hi philippe legrain how u doing. am very fine by the grace of God.
    i’m MULUGETA SHIFFERAW WOLDEMICHEAL, Ethiopian refugee living in Kakuma refugee camp, its almost 1000 k.m away from Nairobi.
    by the time all things became dark and hopless kakuma refugee camp became a living heaven for me.
    if u are interested about all history in refuge life from comedy to trgedy, and from all african contnent experianc. i’m keen to contact u.
    i wish u a happy x-mass

  2. DJUMA HADISSY says:

    hello : phillip jesuis un refugies politique congolais vivant provisoirement a nairobi au kenya. Si vraiment vous avez le soucie et si vraiment votre organisation s’interesser aux refugiees veillez svp faire quelque chose pour moi ,comme tu l’a toujours fait pour les autres .Ici ou jesuis l’insecurite ainsi que la vie difficile devient de plus en plus dur pour moi. bonnee comprehension. GOD BLESS YOU.

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