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Migration Agents Body Asks Members To Support PH Typhoon Victims

The Migration Institute of Australia, the peak body for the migration advice profession, representing professional Registered Migration Agents across Australia and overseas, is extremely saddened to learn of the devastation and loss of life caused by the typhoon which hit the Philippines on Friday.

We were also saddened to hear that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the death of a 50-year-old NSW man yesterday, understood to be former priest, Mr Kevin Lee, and we send our heartfelt condolences to his wife and family.

“We are very concerned about the well-being, safety and livelihoods of the tens of thousands of people affected by this typhoon, and are following the situation very closely as it affects many relatives and friends of the Australian Philippine community,” said Angela Chan, FMIA, National President.

“We extend the hand of friendship and solidarity to our Philippine community here in Australia, as well as those who are caught up in the situation overseas.  We will be assessing how members of the MIA can assist with services in the near future”, said Ms Chan.

An unknown number of survivors have no food, water or medicine and relief operations are hampered because roads, airports and bridges are destroyed or covered in debris.

The MIA encourages members to donate what they can to legitimate charities including the Red Cross who will be providing assistance to the people of the Philippines during this time.