A wrap on Refugee Week: Celebrating stories of Resilience, Courage, Hope and Family.

Amnesty celebrated this Refugee Week by speaking with Refugee advocates who shared their stories of resilience, courage, hope and family. Zaki, Hedayat and Noor’s experiences reveal the difficulties they’ve faced, their hopes for the future, and the significant ways they’ve been able to contribute to Australian society after being given a fair go.

While this is a week of celebration, it is also a vital reminder of the ongoing human rights issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. It’s everyone’s fundamental right to seek safety, but right now, more than 117 million displaced people around the world are being denied this right.

May’s Federal Budget Announcement was the time for the Government to deliver on its promises and moral obligations, but instead saw Labor abandon its pre-election promises to raise the humanitarian intake to at least 27,000 places per annum. Join our calls for the Australian Government to increase the intake of refugees through Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program so people can rebuild their lives in safety.

Amnesty International Australia Refugee Rights Campaigner Zaki Haidari pictured next to an Amnesty logo of a candle surrounded by barbed wire on a yellow background.
Zaki Haidari
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Hedayat Osyan
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Chantal Massaad
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