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Refugee who escaped West-African war zone among Queensland Day award winners

IF Binta Lamin could remember the first three years of her life, they might be overshadowed by pictures of her family rehabilitating from a bloody and horrific war zone. The Year 12 student from Lourdes Hill College was born in Guinea after her mother, a Sierra Leone native, fled from the devastating 11-year-long civil war. The war killed an estimated ... Read More »

Faith brings Amazing Grace to Brisbane asylum seeker protest

PROTESTERS and faith leaders united to sing Amazing Grace in the darkness and call for the release of asylum seekers being detained in the heart of Brisbane recently. Leaders from various Christian denominations and other faiths had gathered for a twilight prayer vigil during Refugee Week (June 14-20) at Kangaroo Point, not far from the hotel where the asylum seekers ... Read More »

Refugee Week shines brightly on Axel with news about his family

THE discovery that his two sisters are alive in Africa means the world to young refugee Axel Dushime. The Year 12 St James College, Spring Hill student recently received confirmation that his sisters – Nadine, 22, and Palfait, 16, survived after his family was separated fleeing to Kenya from war-torn Burundi five years ago. “I believed one day I would ... Read More »

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