Protecting Our People POP

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Description Protecting our People (PoP) program is a community based initiative that started in April 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in and around the Port Augusta area.

Initially people in need or stranded due to COVID-19 were provided with quarantine support, accommodation, food, medical supplies, camping and bedding supplies, and transport back to their own country.

Since then, volunteers have continued to provide local support, adjusting the program to reflect the changing nature of the challenges that people are currently facing, across the communities.

Led by Barngarla, Kokatha and Kuyani, PoP is supported by a group of dedicated community volunteers, assisting over 800 people in need, living in and around the region.

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