This report provides rare insights into the day to day realities of people seeking asylum to highlight the personal and human dimension of their plight. This report is the first of what will be an annual research contribution by Red Cross on key matters of social concern in Australia.
This Vulnerability Report allows Red Cross and the wider community to hear about the nature and extent of vulnerability from the perspective of people seeking asylum. It helps us to understand the realities they face and to look for ways to ensure that, whether people return to their country of origin or are settled in Australia, they are supported during the time their application for asylum is processed.
The five recommendations reached in the report - with which UNHCR wholly concurs – provide a principled and sensible call for action.