Refugee Week

Category - Stories

Chnar’s Story

Living in Toowoomba with her parents, siblings, and grandmother, Chnar's life is a testament to the power of family. At just 20 years old, she finds herself shouldering the responsibility of being one of six siblings

Azzam’s Story

For four years, Azzam, his wife, and their eleven children sought refuge in Turkey alongside thousands of others from their community. It was a period fraught with uncertainty, yet amidst the chaos, their bond only grew...

Hanse’s Story

With six children to care for and nurture, Hanse's life has been a testament to the power of family. "I love my daughter, she's my world," she says, her voice filled with warmth and affection.

Dakhil’s Story

Dakhil, once a teacher in his homeland, found himself thrust into the chaos of war when his community, part of the Yazidi minority in Iraq, faced the brutal onslaught of the Islamic State.

Ibrahim Ali

It has been quite a journey from Ethiopia to Australia, with no English, to become a part of society here. Freedom for me is to express myself the way I want. Freedom of expression is the most important aspect which...

Ackim Mulumba

Ackim Mulumba is a member of the Congolese community. This is what freedom means to him: Different people have different interpretations of freedom. For me, freedom is not just the absence of violence. It has a much...