Australia's 'Offshore Processing' refugee policy has left nearly 2000 people in indefinite limbo and harsh conditions on the Pacific Islands of Manus (PNG) and Nauru, for more than 3 years now.
‘Gifts for Manus and Nauru' is a registered charity supporting our asylum seeker and refugee friends at Manus and Nauru through sending parcels of much needed items and through the provision of mobile phone credit.
Communication in the camps is very limited, making regular access to calls home to family and to other supports difficult. Mobile Phone credit provides vital support for physical and mental health by allowing contact with family, as well as allowing access to medical, legal, media and advocacy support in Australia, and contact with supportive friends who offer much needed emotional support and connection.
Gifts for Manus and Nauru currently sends gifts of phone credit to last a month at a time to approx. 1250 of the people held in Australia's Offshore Processing Blacksites at Manus and Nauru.
The waiting list for people needing credit is long, with sometimes wait times of several weeks or more between when their month of credit runs out and when they receive their next top up.
We desperately need your help to send more top ups and reduce the time people have to wait between speaking to their family and other supports.
Phone credit costs $30-35 per person for a month. Any contribution you can make will be very welcome and make a big difference to the people held at Manus and Nauru and their loved ones.
Gifts for Manus and Nauru Incorporated is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
ABN: 13886323063. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Email: [email protected]