Australian city offers 24-hour help to foreign students
Foreign students in the southern Australian city Melbourne now have access to a 24 hour service, which will provide assistance for anyone who feels physically threatened.
The taxpayer funded centre in the suburb of Carlton was set-up amid outrage over a spate of violent attacks on Indian students.
The Victorian State Government says it will also offer counselling and accommodation support.
Wesu Chau, of the Australian Federation of International Students, says foreign students face many issues.
"Some are quite serious problems, including facing homelessness, mental health issues," she said.
"And at the [this] time, students have nowhere to go to. They come to us for support, and we have to find ways to support these students."
"But this serrvice will provide an excellent service for international students."