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Warm Embrace (Assisting Gaza Arrivals)

Assisting People arriving from Gaza to Australia

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Why the Warm Embrace Program?

This program aims to facilitate the seamless settlement and integration of newly arrived Muslim families from Gaza. It provides initial financial assistance for essential and personal needs, along with ongoing monthly living expenses for a stipulated period in Australia. Assistance is tailored based on the age groups within each family unit to ensure meeting appropriate basic needs during this challenging period.

With a decade of experience in emergency case management, we are grateful to leverage our expertise in assisting new arrivals. This includes a digital platform to track applications and associated identification documents. Additionally, we've developed an assessment framework to determine the most holistic way to assist individuals or families, extending beyond financial aid. Our established audit and reporting framework ensures full transparency in all financial distributions. A trained team of case workers manages cases with empathy, privacy, and proficiency in Arabic.

This highlights why local Zakat contributions are essential. When individuals contribute locally, it enables us to be better prepared for times like this, facilitating swift and targeted assistance. Local Zakat contributions empower us to build necessary infrastructure and resources, allowing for an immediate response during emergencies, such as supporting families from Gaza.

How is NZF helping those coming from Gaza?

We are assisting applicants Australia wide.

Facilitating Integration: By providing financial support for essential needs and ongoing expenses, the program aids in the initial settlement phase, enabling those families to focus on healing from the trauma and integration into the Australian wider community. We are committed to providing ongoing monthly support for at least the next six months.

Ensuring Basic Necessities: The allocation structure ensures that individuals of different age groups receive appropriate financial support tailored to their specific needs.

Sponsor Engagement: Involving sponsors fosters a sense of dignity, responsibility and support within the families, enhancing the overall integration process.

What if they're not Zakat Eligible: In cases where applicants are not deemed Zakat-eligible, NZF has allocated Sadaqah to meet their initial needs.

Why NZF is NOT collecting items and furniture: Within the Pillar of Zakat, the utmost importance is placed on the honour, privacy, and dignity of the applicants. We directly provide them with Zakat (Tamleek), empowering them to purchase whatever meets their specific needs.

Who is this program for?

We anticipate the arrival of approximately 800 Palestinians in Australia on Visitor Visas (Subclass 600). The Warm Embrace program is designed to support Muslim individuals and families arriving in Australia from the Gaza conflict. Sponsors of individuals arriving from Gaza can apply for this program online through this page or by calling the 1300 663 729 hotline upon the sponsored individuals' and families' arrival in Australia. Applications will only require details regarding family composition, ages of individuals, and sponsorship information for the initial payment.

Eligibility & Application process

The application and validation process is done by the NZF Team with confidentiality. Any information given will only be used to determine the best way we can help you.

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Join us as a Program or Service Partner!

If you are an individual, company, business, service or organisation, you can become a Program Partner by financially supporting and funding our programs, either through the means of Zakat or Sadaqah.

You can also become a Service Partner by providing essential services such as Quran classes, counselling, mentoring, tutoring etc. for our programs.

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