Media Releases - February 2017
AMES Australia board member recognised in Australia Day honors
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Iraqi refugee Dr Ayad Jbreeta says that there is a saying in his country: ‘Today is worse than yesterday but it is better than tomorrow’.
He says it sums up the pain of a nation that has been wracked by war, repression and sectarian violence for decades.
The Second Sudanese Civil War took Richard Deng’s father and forced him to flee alone into the chaotic life of a refugee.
Almost two decades on, he is harnessing his memories of those experiences to develop mutual understanding between refugees and Australians.
As a small boy Peter Kon was forced on a month-long march across rugged bushland away from his family and village.
For the next 18-years a refugee camp would be his home and disease, starvation and death his constant companions.
But the South Sudanese refugee refused to give up his dream of a future.