Australian Teens Talk About Their Refugee Experience

"Growing up in Australia, it was really hard. I was literally the only black person in the school. I just decided from then on, I'm just going to be me."
July 4, 2018, 12:34am

It’s hard enough being a teenager, let alone one who has had to leave their home country and set up a whole new life somewhere else. We asked a bunch of Australian teens about their experience as refugees—from their first impressions of Australia to the biggest misconceptions about being a refugee to their hopes for the future.

This video is supported by World Vision’s 40 Hour Backpack Challenge, where you live out of a backpack for 40 hours and go through a series of challenges which represent hardships a refugee may experience after being forced to flee their home. You can find out more about it and sign up to participate here.