Who seeks asylum? Why do they come to Australia? What is life like for them now?
There are many questions and misunderstandings about people seeking safety. That’s why Red Cross is offering schools, community groups and workplaces a chance to discuss the issues they hear about on the news.
Our sessions offer a neutral and impartial space to ask questions, encourage conversations and foster empathy. They combine facts, thought-provoking presentations and enlightening stories from people with first-hand experience of seeking safety and being granted protection.
"Empathy is an important ingredient in the fabric of a healthy society. In Search of Safety assists in giving people the capacity to share and recognise emotions and issues experienced by asylum seekers and refugees, possibly assisting in creating a more loving, flexible and understanding society in general."
— Carsten Ostergaard Pedersen, In Search of Safety volunteer presenter