This research, which provided complimentary data and analysis for the End COVID For All campaign, offered recommendations for the Australian Government to increase its support to the global vaccine rollout. The research and campaign were driven by the core understanding that the COVID-19 pandemic will not end for anyone, until it ends for everyone.
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Repatriating Australian children from camps in North East Syria
We have continued efforts to bring back 47 Australian children and their mothers, detained indefinitely in North East Syria. We have campaigned publicly and privately to have them returned to Australia, working closely with representatives of the families, particularly Kamalle Dabboussy. That included launching the report, “When am I going to start to live?”: The urgent need to repatriate foreign children trapped in Al Hol and Roj Camps”.
Al Hol camp in North East Syria where we have advocated for the repatriation of 47 Australian children.
Source: MUHANNAD KHALIED/ Save the Children
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Resilient families, connected communities
In collaboration with the Paul Ramsay Foundation, in 2021 Save the Children Australia also launched a detailed study into the impacts of COVID-19 on children and young people across Australia. Previous financial crises have demonstrated the long-term, detrimental outcomes for young people, particularly in employment. Nowhere in modern history has such an economic crisis been accompanied by such large-scale health impacts, social disconnection and educational disruption.
Data on the impact of lockdowns shows the need for a national children’s recovery plan.
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