Councils Stand in Solidarity with Afghanistan Community


The City of Greater Dandenong and City of Casey are home to a rich and growing Afghan community, culture, and history.

Together, the Local Government Areas of Greater Dandenong and Casey are home to almost three quarters of Victoria’s Afghan communities. Some were born here, many are well-established community leaders, whilst others are just beginning their lives in a new country.

Greater Dandenong and Casey councils recognise the pride and extraordinary resilience of our Afghan communities and the heartbreak that many are experiencing during this difficult time. 

Over the last few days, we have heard from many leaders and community members about the struggles of loved ones in Afghanistan and the toll and anguish of those here in Australia, supporting family and friends back home.

Greater Dandenong and Casey extend our unwavering support to all members of our communities affected by the unfolding situation in Afghanistan, and we are committed to continued work in partnership with Afghan leaders, community organisations and all levels of government to provide and advocate for the needed supports. 

We know that Afghan communities in Greater Dandenong and Casey have strong social support systems, and we join in a spirit of unity and social cohesion to offer our support.

Further supports are available at the links below and we encourage all community members to seek the help that they need.

Greater Dandenong and Casey councils will continue to engage with community leaders and representatives to respond to the needs of our local Afghan communities. 

Angela Long, City of Greater Dandenong, Mayor
Noelene Duff PSM, City of Casey, Chair of Administrators

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