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REFUGEE DEBATE

What would you do if you and your children no longer had a future to live for?

For a long time, I didn’t understand or engage in the ‘boat people’ debate. After watching factual programs like Go Back to Where You Came From on SBS, I realised that parents, no matter what country they came from, will do anything to keep their children safe.

“We couldn’t celebrate a lot of the important milestones in my children’s lives – my daughter turned three when we were leaving Afghanistan, and I remembered it was her birthday while we were escaping in a van.”

In the November 2015 issue of CHILD Magazines I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a refugee mother and her now 21-year-old daughter who recounted for us their passage to Australia. Their beautiful daughter, born in Australia, featured on our cover.

Read the full interview here.