Help Nauru Families Repay Flight Debts

The very last refugee families sent under the Obama-Australia refugee deal have arrived in the USA, but the US government will soon hand them a debt notice for the cost of their flights – potentially more than $12,000 USD per family. 

After five years stranded on Nauru in conditions condemned by the UN and Human Rights groups, these families - who arrived in the US with not much more than the clothes on their backs - are now faced with a debilitating debt. 

This is particularly difficult for two families headed by single mothers who are really struggling to make ends meet.

As Aussies and Americans on either side of this refugee transfer, we need to step up and make this right. 

Donations to this fundraiser will be distributed directly to families who have been resettled in the USA from the detention center on Nauru. 

The fundraiser is administered by the Ads-Up Refugee Network, a group of Aussie ex-pats who have been helping former Manus and Nauru detainees in the USA ( Ads-Up takes no fees or overheads for this fundraiser – the entirety of the funds raised will go to the families. 

Ads-Up is currently aware of 12 families who were previously detained on Nauru with average flight-debts of over $8,300 US.

Press Release:

Media? Call Kat Vidovic for interviews with Ads-Up founders and refugees, case studies and full press release:
+ 61 408 426 002

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