Ecuador. Venezuelan refugee and LGBTIQ+ activist, Yeraldine Cabrera, records a podcast
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Five podcasts about refugees you need to listen to

Hear stories and voices of those forced to flee.

Podcasts are a great way to learn more about refugees and displaced people. We’ve created a list of the best podcasts about refugees that you can add to your podcast queue. 

Refugees on Air – SYN Media 

Refugees On Air is a locally produced podcast about refugees recorded in Melbourne that gives a platform to refugee and asylum seeker stories who now call Australia home.  

The show, which has two fantastic seasons, was created by 19-year-old Syrian twins Sarah and Maya Ghassali in hope of putting a human face to stories that often go unheard. 

New Home - SBS 

New Home podcast

Across eight episodes, SBS’s New Home podcast puts refugee women now living in rural and regional Australia on centre stage.

One of the highlights of New Home is the story of Ku Htee, a refugee from Myanmar, who before arriving in Australia had never been outside of the Thai refugee camp she was born in. Today, Ku is recognised as a youth leader in the Victorian regional city of Bendigo.  

In My Country 

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Winner of the best interview award at the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards, In My Country explores the stories of six people who came to Australia as refugees or asylum seekers.

In My Country interviews six different former refugees who now live in Australia, and dives deeply into a wide range of topics including religion, sexuality, parenting, fashion, and the concept of home.  

Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law podcast

The Kaldor Centre at the University of New South Wales develops legal, sustainable and human-focused policy solutions for refugees and displaced people.  

Their podcast takes a more academic and specialised look at the plight of refugees, and the reasons why people are forced to flee. Some of the episodes cover topics like displacement in the Pacific due to climate change as well as international refugee law.  

Forced to Flee - UNHCR 

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This list wouldn’t be complete without our own podcast, Forced To Flee. Produced by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, it tells the extraordinary stories of people who have lived through some of the most tumultuous events of the past 70 years. 

Over seven episodes, Forced To Flee explores major conflicts and emergencies of the post-World War II era, including stories of refugees from Vietnam, Venezuela and Rwanda. It also dives into the 1951 Refugee Convention and asks how the world must respond to record levels of forced human displacement going forward. 

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