Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee stories

Burundi flag painted on wall

Jean’s story

Jean left the conflict in Burundi alone as a young man and came to Australia from a refugee camp in Tanzania.

Karim’s story

I grew up in Afghanistan, where my people, the Hazara, have been persecuted for hundreds of years. As a child, my school was burnt down and no Hazara were allowed to get an education. We were very poor due to the...

Yuol’s story

Yuol grew up in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, before coming to Australia and starting his own youth organisation.