HOST International is a global group with a common vision of fostering humanity, hope and dignity for people on the move and their host communities. Select a tab below for country specific information or go to ‘What We Do‘ page for detailed project information.
HOST Global Head Quarters
Our corporate team is based in Sydney and Canberra and provides support services to staff in Australia and overseas. Services include human resources, financial services, monitoring & evaluation, ICT and quality assurance.
Our highly competent senior leadership team is based in Sydney and provides central oversight of operations.
Support for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers
In Australia we seek to build communities that are thriving and welcoming of newcomers. This includes a range of individual and community building activities that promote wellbeing and empower communities to design solutions to needs in their community.
We have a special interest in supporting asylum seekers that have unmet needs living in the community with a view to increasing their access to independence through employment.
We also provide assistance to migrants and refugees who want to consider relocation to regional Australia through our subsidiary, Regional Opportunities Australia.
INNOVATION IN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
HOST International New Zealand is a not for profit NZ charity and subsidiary of HOST International that is working to bring the experiences of former refugees to the design and implementation of resettlement and broader community support services in NZ.
Our primary goal is to bring innovation and a solutions-based approach to resettlement in New Zealand that is informed and led by communities.
At HOST International NZ, we believe in a strengths-based narrative when talking about the refugee background experience. When former refugees arrive in NZ, they bring with them a wealth of both professional and personal experience that can enrich both their lives and wider NZ society.
FOCUS ON INCLUSION AND EMPLOYMENT
At HOST NZ, we believe that inclusion and employment are critical success indicators for refugees who resettle in NZ. Therefore we have a special focus on building capability for migrant employment and working with partners to promote full inclusion.
We actively work with organisations, government and individuals working in the sector and on the receiving end of the services delivered to identify and improve the resettlement experience and to break down the barriers that may exist.
In Indonesia, HOST International is working with our partner SUAKA to shed. light on the experiences of people seeking asylum in Indonesia.
There are approximately 14,000 refugees living in Indonesia awaiting resettlement through UNHCR. They have no access to formal government support other than a limited number of shelters and material aid programs supported by the Australian Government and UNHCR.
Our work in Indonesia primarily focusses on a research project to learn about refugee experiences while they await resettlement and have no legal rights in Indonesia. We also seek to form partnerships with local stakeholders to promote coping and to prepare for resettlement as well as seeking to address the needs in common with the local Indonesian population.
In Malaysia HOST International is establishing a local NGO to provide assistance to the approximately 170,000 refugees living in urban communities in Malaysia.
Refugees in Malaysia are not able to access government support, education or employment. Our focus is to work with local partners, Government and business to build opportunities for vocational readiness and emotional wellbeing.
In Thailand, HOST International operates under the auspice of Peace and Culture Foundation and seeks to empower displaced people and the Thai community to develop new models for community protection, living and working, and gaining access to education.
Our focus in Thailand is to work with the Government and local partners to implement community based protection and livelihoods strategies that prepare refugees for resettlement and avoid immigration detention.
For details of our 2019 finances, snapshots of our work and examples of how we are working towards our goals and commitments, please download our annual report