Rescuing LGBTQ+ Refugees – with Michael Faila

Care 4 Calais states that the world’s refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian issue of our generation and how we respond will define us for years to come.

Among the support and work being done to support refugees however, are the voices of descent; those who seek to demonise refugees and their desire for a safe new life. This attitude has always bothered me intensely. I want to set the record straight.

We need hard conversations with those who know first-hand about the truth and realities of refugees. So this week I’m talking with Michael Failla. He’s been a refugee activist since 1982 and works closely with LGBTQ+ refugees to get them to safety and resettled in a new country.

His work is truly inspiring.


SCM Medical Missions – New Life Fund for LGBTQ+ people

Help Michael in supporting his refugees

Email Cath and she’ll put you in contact with Michael


UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency

Amnesty International – Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Migrants

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Music by Grant McLachlan

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