WelCom March 2022
Faith, veteran and Afghanistan-Australian community representatives met with federal MPs in Canberra to urge the Morrison Government to do more to provide safety for those fleeing the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.
Dr Tim McKenna, advisory group member of the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) said: ‘CAPSA reiterates its call on the Australian Government to announce a special intake of at least 20,000 humanitarian visas for vulnerable people from Afghanistan additional to our annual humanitarian intake. Catholic Church agencies, parishes, schools, and community groups are already assisting Afghan refugees. We stand ready to do our part in a more ambitious, compassionate response.’