Refugee Week

Category - Ambassadors

Deena Yako

I grew up in Iraq, in a loving Assyrian-Mandaean family. But, by the time I was nine, things had become dangerous for us because of the war and political persecution. So, my parents made the difficult decision to leave...

Rnita Dacho

I arrived in Sydney in June 2015, after my family and I were forced to leave Syria because of the war. We were part of the revolution against the Bashar Assad regime, which meant we lived in constant fear. It was...

Noor Azizah

Noor was born in 1995 in Myanmar, the youngest of five siblings.  As a Rohingyan, she was born stateless, and life was very difficult for her family. When she was still a baby, her parents decided to leave the...