Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee stories

Busy market in Afghanistan

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...

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...

Six photos of refugees

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...

Aduc’s story

Aduc fled the civil war in Sudan to Ethiopia and then Kenya before coming to Australia, where she works as a nurse in Gosford.

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