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Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee stories

Ornate theatre seats

Tony’s story

Tony's family fled Vietnam after his father was arrested for working with the South Vietnamese army. Tony came to Australia where he is now an actor and community organiser.

Santino’s story

Santino left the conflict in Sudan and, after living in limbo in Egypt, has come to Australia with his family.

Dabessa's story

Dabessa’s story

My name is Dabessa and I am an Australian citizen, originally from Oromia, Ethiopia. My wife and I are members of the Oromo community, a group that have been persecuted in our home country for many years. In Ethiopia...

Anisa’s story

Anisa, as a member of the Ba'hai community in Iran, faced persecution before she came to Australia as a young person.