11 Vietnamese Refugees Arrive in Canada from Thailand

On April 24, a third group of Vietnamese refugees arrived in Toronto, Canada. This is part of the group of the last Vietnamese boat people who had arrived in Canada last November 2014. This group consisted of 3 families made up of 11 people. After being stateless in Thailand for 25 years, they have been accepted into Canada to start … Continue Reading →


VOICE’s activities in January 2015

VOICE AUSTRALIA In conjunction with the Vietnamese Community and the Australian Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (AASRC), VOICE Australia held an information session for Vietnamese asylum seekers who were recently released into the community on Bridging Visas. Over 50 asylum seekers were in attendance. VOz, AASRC and the Vietnamese Community will continue to provide information and legal assistance as necessary to … Continue Reading →


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Việt – Phi ten years reunion

In 2005, nearly 2000 stateless Vietnamese boat people were resettled in the US under a special humanitarian program designed to end their statelessness after languishing for over 16 years in the Philippines. On January 18, 2015, on the 10th anniversary of their resettlement in the US, over 200 former refugees gathered at VOICE’s Executive Director, Hoi Trinh’s house to commemorate … Continue Reading →


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Việt – Thái Refugee recap

40 years since the end of the Vietnam War and over 20 years after being stranded in Thailand, the last remaining Vietnamese Boat People have been accepted into Canada! The group is to be resettled in Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Toronto – on 13 November 2014, the first group of 28 individuals arrived in Canada, the second group of … Continue Reading →


VOICE Haiyan Relief Projects

” Following the devastation of Super-typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, VOICE and supporters all over the world led a fundraising campaign which resulted in over $500,000 USD being donated for the victims of the typhoon. After months of providing emergency relief, VOICE worked with local organizations to help rebuild schools, medical centers and provide for the livelihoods for 2 cities: … Continue Reading →


Joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups 13 February 2015 NEVER AGAIN: LET’S END THE DETENTION OF CHILDREN ONCE AND FOR ALL

“VOICE Australia is 1 of over 200 groups to sign onto a statement to call for the cessation of detaining asylum children. This joint letter follows the release this week of the Australian HR Commission’s report on kids in detention.” The  report  of  the  Australian  Human  Rights  Commission’s  National  Inquiry  into  Children  in Immigration  Detention  provides  compelling  evidence  of  the  … Continue Reading →


DANH SÁCH QUÝ VỊ MẠNH THƯỜNG QUÂN Ở NEW JERSEY ỦNG HỘ CHO VOICE

NAME CHECK CASH TOTAL Dung/Thanh Nguyen $50.00 $50.00 Anh T Ha/Minh Chau Nguyen $100.00 $100.00 Cu D. Ha/Nhan T. Ha $100.00 $100.00 Chuong D Nguye/Nam Nguyen $200.00 $200.00 BeBe Nails $100.00 $100.00 Thuyet Le/Loni Le $1,500.00 $1,500.00 Ba Thi Nguyen $100.00 $100.00 Cong Dong Nguoi Viet Quoc Gia NY $200.00 $200.00 Viet Nguyen $50.00 $50.00 T & D Gentle Dental … Continue Reading →


DANH SÁCH QUÝ VỊ MẠNH THƯỜNG QUÂN ỦNG HỘ NJVACA FOR VOICE

Stt Họ và tên T. Phố/T. Bang TN.Viên Số tiền 1 ÔB Lê Quốc-Ánh Nguyệt North Brunswick, NJ NJVACA $100.00 2 Cô Nguyễn Bích Dương Montclair, NJ Bích $100.00 3 Chú An-Quý Hùng Jersey City, NJ NJVACA $100.00 4 A/C Phương & Tuấn Lê Bridgewater, NJ Phương $100.00 5 A/C Timothy Nguyễn Sacramento, CA Trung & H.Anh $500.00 6 A/C … Continue Reading →


Outcome of Appellate Review for Vietnamese Activists: Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Van Minh, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh

13 DECEMBER 2014 The appeal of three Vietnamese human rights activists was held in Dong Thap Province on 12 December 2014, resulting in their convictions being affirmed. We denounce the results as a violation of fair trial standards under Vietnamese law and the international human rights standards and call on the Vietnamese authorities to release the Defendants immediately. Ms. Bui … Continue Reading →


Appeal Trial of Vietnamese Activists: Bui Thi Minh Hang & Others

On 26 August 2014, in a one-day trial, three human rights defenders were sentenced in Dong Thap Province, Vietnam under Article 245 of its Penal Code for “causing public disorder.” Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hang, a defender for land-lost farmers and religious groups, was sentenced to three years imprisonment, while her co-defendants, Mr. Nguyen Van Minh and Ms. Nguyen Thi … Continue Reading →