Refugee Week

Author - Refugee Week

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Free musical instruments

Music for Refugees is offering refugees FREE music instruments. Being a musician and realising that music is a wonderful stress reliever, Philip Feinstein began a campaign to assist children and adults in detention by...

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Lattouf El Chami

I arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 2021. I was born and raised in Lebanon, I completed my Master’s degree in Music Education at Antonine university-Beirut. Growing up in Lebanon, I have so many memories of wars...

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Rahan

My name is Rahan and I am a Rohynga Asylum Seeker from Myanmar (Burma). I left my country in 2013 seeking safety and searching for a better future because I am a Rohynga, which meant that I had no right to citizenship...

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Assadullah Khurrami

My name is Assadullah Khurrami, I am a former asylum seeker from Afghanistan. I arrived to Australian on a boat in 2010 and I spent a year in Immigration Detention Centres in Christmas Island and in Curtin Western...

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Sorgul Maho

I arrived in Australia in July 2018 with my family on a refugee humanitarian visa. Prior to that, I lived in Turkey for four years following the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011. I was born in Northern Syria...

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Settlement Services International key event partner

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has named SSI as a key event partner for Refugee Week 2022. This year’s Refugee Week theme is “Healing”, which can occur through storytelling, through community and through...

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Abang Anade Othow

I am a survivor of life. My long journey began at the age of five years old in the war-torn country of Sudan. My father was a university professor where he entered politics to extend support and advocacy to the people...

RCOA fact sheet: Refugee Myths & Facts

RCOA fact sheet: Refugee Myths & Facts

Your questions answered. Who is a refugee? ‘Refugee’ is used commonly to refer to people who are forced to leave their homes for many reasons, including conflict and violence. Sometimes it is used to also refer to a...

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Oliver Slewa

I arrived in Sydney, Australia in 1994, after 2 years of travelling as a refugee with my mother and siblings, through Jordan, Turkey and Greece before being granted a refugee visa to Australia. I knew we had to leave...