Refugee Stories

Since the founding of UNHCR in 1951 approximately 7 million refugee women, children and families have been resettled in nations across the world.

The stories of resettled refugee journeys are a true celebration of struggle, achievements and the strength of the human spirit.

Australia for UNHCR would like to celebrate these journeys and your achievements by creating an archive of resettled refugee stories in Australia - in order to keep these important stories accessible for future generations to access for years to come.

The archive will also create a community of resettled refugees globally, as offices across the whole world will also be collecting local resettled refugee stories.


  • Your story or a part of your story (max 500 words)
  • A photo of you with your family

Submit your story

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The three-digit card verification code (CVV or CVC2) is non embossed and typically printed on the signature panel of your card, immediately after the card's standard number, as show in this example. In some cases you may see the last 4 digits of your card number with the additional 3 digit security code following.

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