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Diaspora Action Australia (formerly Humanitarian Crisis Hub)

About Diaspora Action Australia (formerly Humanitarian Crisis Hub)

Diaspora Action Australia (DAA) works in Australia with people from countries affected by war and conflict who promote peace, development and human rights in their countries of origin. We support diaspora community initiatives; provide resources, information and training; facilitate dialogue and shared learning; build networks; and seek to amplify community voices at local, national and international levels. The groups and organisations we work to support contribute to peacebuilding, raise awareness of human-rights issues, contribute their skills, passion and money to set up vital services such as schools and health centres, and they urge the international community to sit up and take notice of what is happening in war-torn countries. Diaspora Action Australia (DAA) is the only organisation in Australia specifically dedicated to supporting these initiatives.

Diaspora Action Australia (DAA) was founded in 2008 and is independent of political or religious affiliation. In 2011 we were awarded the ACFID Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award for outstanding contribution to human rights in the international development sector, and in 2012 received an Award of Excellence from the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

We are committed to community development principles and a rights-based approach. We are committed to protecting the rights of all children to live safely, free from exploitation and/or abuse, and to keeping children safe and ensuring that our activities and programs do no harm to children, and as such all staff and volunteers are required to sign and comply with our Child Protection policy.

Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. They can gain great experiences in a range of skill areas. Involvement can include research projects, community engagement, events management, communications, human resources, IT, grant writing and fundraising.

People of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from refugees and migrants from countries experiencing conflict/humanitarian crises, from international students, City of Melbourne residents, and people with disabilities.


Level 6, 20 Otter st
Collingwood VIC 3066

[email protected]

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