Dabessa and his wife Lelisse are members of the Oromo ethnic community in Ethiopia. After nine long years of persecution, separation and uncertainty, their family was reunited in Australia in 2013.
Amidst the largest refugee crisis since WW2, Oxfam has partnered with some of the best storytellers in the world to tell some of the most pressing stories.
With a record 65 million people currently displaced around the world, it’s easy to forget we’re talking about real people facing real danger. These are the stories of just five refugee children and their families. Ordinary people forced to make extraordinary choices as they flee war, violence and persecution.
Ordinary people are performing extraordinary acts in the hope of a better life for their families. Worldwide, more than 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes to be free from conflict, violence and persecution. This includes around half the Syrian population.