Media Releases - August 2017
Refugee honoured by the AFL for community work
An Iraqi refugee and AMES Australia volunteer has been recognised by the AFL for his community work. Osama Butti was...Read More
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.