Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee stories

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...

Five people with Australian flag in living room

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...

Yuol’s story

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