Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee stories

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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...

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.

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Yuol’s story

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

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...