Reunite Syrian refugee Abdallah Zalghana with his wife and children

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Abdullah Zalghanah is a Syrian refugee who was resettled in Cambodia after enduring time in detention on Nauru.

Australian immigration officials promised him that if he were to resettle in Cambodia (as part of the Australian - Cambodian refugee settlement deal), his wife and children would be settled there too. He was told this would happen within 3-4 months of his arrival. It’s now been 1.5 years, a total of 5 years since he has seen his family. 

Abdullah is threatening a hunger strike (as he has exhausted all other avenues) in hope that the Australian government will show some compassion and reunite him with his long lost family. 

“Why they cannot understand that I must reunite with my wife and children. What is this about the Australian Government? They have no compassion." - Abdullah

Please show your support and sign this petition, don’t allow this man to suffer any further. We have a voice and it must be heard!

If you choose to sign this petition, an email outlining the following will be sent to Peter Dutton's office:

On the 30th July, 2018 Four Corners aired an episode titled 'champagne with dictators' outlining the atrocities occurring within the Hun Sen regime of Cambodia.

Whilst it is entirely embarrassing to be represented by Australian political leaders supporting such a regime, it is also deeply saddening that the refugee ‘resettlement’ in Cambodia offers desperate people false hope.

I have deep concerns for refugee Abdullah Zalghanah who is now threatening a hunger strike as he is desperately seeking to be reunited with his wife and children as promised by Australian immigration officials prior to his agreement to resettle after enduring inhumane circumstances living in detention on Nauru. It has been 1.5 years since Abdullah settled in Cambodia, a total of 5 years since he has seen his family. 

As per Article 16 of the universal declaration of human rights, ‘The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State’. How are we adhering to this basic human right if we are making false promises to people who are pursuing another basic human right, ‘seeking asylum from persecution’ (Article 14).

This is a simple request, please don’t allow this man to suffer any further. Follow through on promises made, have a heart!

 



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