The paper 'The Financing and Help of the Refugees in Australia' is a great sample of a finance and accounting case study. There is a humanitarian aspect that makes people have the urge to help others. Christian teaching in the gospel of Matthew affirms the importance of helping the poor and more especially the refugees. The refugees may have a poor or rich background but the fact that they are refugees is obliged to financial help (Perini, 2003). In Australia, there are many refugees from different countries in the world. The Australian government and the entire civilian population have taken measures to ensure that the refugees are given relevant financial support to make sure that they live a normal life just like any other citizens in the country (Australian government, 2014). The financial aids involve giving grants and maintenance fees which they use to buy food and get shelter.
Moreover, at times, they may be organized into groups and their projects are founded ensuring that they are constructive in the long run. Some of the payments that the refugees are eligible to include crisis payment, rent assistance, benefits of taking of the child, and finally education finance (Buckmaster, 2009).
The crisis payment is legible to those refugees who have entered Australia for the first time and they have an offshore humanitarian visa. Rent assistance finance is given so that the refugees can manage to pay the rent privately and also receive other payments. The child care benefit is given to mothers who have children and they need to take of the children either before or even after school (Buckmaster, 2009).
The above financial assistance is some of the many financial duties that are entitled to the refugees. There are various types of refugees who enter Australia ranging from asylum seekers to political detainees. They are others who flee their country to trace their family backgrounds which were separated maybe through war or migration. All these categories of people lack a good foundation of finances and that s the relevant authorities such as UNCHR and respective governments allocate the set amount of money to ensure that they help the refugees. The governments of Australia in association with the Red Cross international have started a financial scheme which helps the families to reunite with their loved ones who may have separated through natural disasters and war.
The state and Red Cross offer the services though they provide basic commodities that the refugee may be requiring. Moreover, they may help in sending information to the relative in case of formal communication is not possible. They may also help the refugee to check the welfare of the relative who might be overseas and might not be able to reach there, due to circumstances such as sickness or physical inability.
The Red Cross in association with Australia may at times confirm detention overseas through visiting the person who provides the necessary financing in a particular country. Australian Red Cross has monitored the conditions and also providing the tracing services in the immigration detention facilities for a period of more than twenty years (Chaves, 2009). The Austrian Red Cross is highly respected and dignified for the concern of issues concerning immigration and detention. Though an indirect form of financial assistance, it uses its finances to ensure that the individuals who are in detention are living a dignified life and at the same time the welfare is maintained and enhanced (Feuilherade, 2012). The aim of the Red Cross is to ensure that resilience is increased and harm is reduced as much as possible.
Red Cross believes that governments usually determine immigration and detention and, therefore, it is necessary for the initial health and checks concerning security, the sanction should be used for the shortest period, and also favorable conditions should be provided.
Moreover, the Red Cross community commits its finance to ensure that the individuals who are in detention are entitled to good health, respect, dignity, and general wellbeing affirming the importance of finance for refugees. Without, the appropriate finances, it is not possible to ensure that the refugees in detention are under a good environment and generally conducive environment (Feuilherade, 2012).
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