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STARTTS Statement: Attack on civilians evacuating Kabul Airport

STARTTS Statement: Attack On Civilians Evacuating Kabul Airport

We are devastated by news of terror attacks in Kabul overnight, targeting civilians in their fraught attempt to evacuate Afghanistan safely.

This incident only compounds an already horrific situation for those in Afghanistan, adding more distress to an already highly traumatised Afghan community residing in Australia, increasing our concern for their well-being as they deal with this crisis.

STARTTS, and our FASSTT sister services elsewhere in Australia will continue to work to the full extent of our resources to support our clients and Afghan communities who are understandably enormously affected by the devastating events taking place in Kabul and Afghanistan in general.

We stand in solidarity with you at this difficult time.

Jorge Aroche,


Members of the Afghan community who would benefit from STARTTS support are encouraged to refer themselves or family members to STARTTS.

To make a referral to STARTTS please call (02) 9646 6800 and ask for the Intake Officer. Alternatively, you can complete our referral form and email it to us.


STARTTS aims to be a safe place for all people and cultures. We work alongside people with expansive sexualities, genders and bodies with refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to celebrate the diverse and rich lives of individuals and communities.


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