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Learn more about refugees in the world and in Australia.

Nazem’s story

This story was published as part of the Refugee Council of Australia’s previous campaign, Fair Go, supporting family reunion. After all these years, look at me and my situation now, I am an old lonely man, far...

Puran’s story

This story was published as part of the Refugee Council of Australia’s previous campaign, ‘Fair Go’. The hardest time of year is Dipawali, which is an important festival celebrated especially between...

Key facts on the conflict in Syria and Iraq

The Syrian civil war began in March 2011 amidst the Arab Spring, when a wave of democratic protests spread throughout the Middle East. Protests began after the arrest, torture and killing of two teenage boys who had...

Settlement services

The Settlement Grants Program (SGP) funds organisations for programs that help people who have come to Australia recently to become independent and participate equally in Australian society.