How many men and women are in detention?
What are the conditions like where the refugees are held?
How much will it cost to sponsor the refugees?
What settlement support would be required for the refugees after they arrive in Canada?
Who are the people behind Operation Not Forgotten?
Operation #NotForgotten is a campaign to provide safe resettlement for hundreds of desperate refugees who have been detained on Manus and Nauru since 2013.
Amnesty International has called them the "forgotten men of Manus." With this project, we want to demonstrate to them – and to the world – that they are NOT forgotten, that they deserve a future and that we won't give up until we get them to safety.
There are over 300 people still being held on Nauru and Papua New Guinea who have no options, no hope. The majority of the approximately 650 refugees and asylum seekers have been accepted for resettlement to the US, but there are hundreds who are not eligible for the program.
Canada Caring Society and MOSAIC are working to resettle these individuals through Canada's private sponsorship program. The goal of the project is to get all of them to a safe country where they can build a life and a future.
We are raising enough funds to sponsor up to 300 individuals and their families - approximately $4 million CAD. The Canadian government requires us to raise $16,500 CAD per person. These funds are held in trust and then used to support the refugee and their family for their first year in Canada.
Volunteer teams from across Canada will provide settlement support. Teams will be trained and coordinated by Canada Caring Society and MOSAIC to assist new arrivals with finding employment, accommodation, medical care, etc.
DONATIONS - In Canada, donations can be made to MOSAIC, a registered Canadian charity. A charitable tax receipt will be issued to Canadian donors.
In Australia, donations can be made to Refugee Council of Australia, a registered Australian charity. A charitable tax receipt will be issued.
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"In three months, we have raised over $400,000, recruited and trained more than 50 volunteers and have over 200 sponsorship applications in process."
Laurie Cooper & Hassan Al Kontar
Canada Caring Society