These People Had To Flee Their Countries, But Now They Have A Voice To Tell Their Stories

Everyone who has negative feelings toward refugees should see this.

This new Facebook page and photo project is celebrating the lives of refugees and migrants. 

Inspired by Humans of New York, the New Humans of Australia project share portraits and positive stories of refugees and migrants that are currently living in Australia. 

The Facebook page was started at the end of last month and already has more than 30,000 likes. The project gives refugees the opportunity to tell their heartbreaking and beautiful stories to an audience that wouldn't otherwise hear them. 

Here are some of their stories:

1. Freddy from Indonesia: Been in Australia 6 years

I’ve been volunteering at a Buddhist temple since I was a child, and when I came to Sydney I continued to volunteer in a...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2. Roda from Ogaden: Been in Australia 8 years

We walked for 10 days, always at night time. I was 13 years old, my sister was 7, and I was carrying my 2 year old...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Saturday, September 19, 2015

3. Hassan from Iraq Kurdistan region: Been in Australia 17 years

I escaped from Iraq to Turkey, with my wife, who was heavily pregnant, and my 2 young children. We had to claim asylum...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Thursday, September 17, 2015

4. Naseer from Iraq and Iran: Been in Australia 15 years

What I love about Australia is that I genuinely feel safe here. I can say whatever I want, I can do whatever I want to...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Thursday, September 10, 2015

5. Saira from Pakistan: Been in Australia 5 years

What happened when I was kidnapped was bad, but what happened in the community when I got back was terrible. Nowadays,...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Friday, August 28, 2015

6. Bich Thuy from Vietnam: Been in Australia 25 years

I was a journalist in Vietnam, but when I arrived here, I worked in a chicken factory. Even though I worked long hours...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

7. Jack from the United States: Been in Australia 18 years

I'm pretty sure I came to Australia for love! I met my wife in Amsterdam 20 years ago, when we were both travelling the...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Sunday, August 23, 2015

8. Laure-Elise from France and Tasos from Greece: Been in Australia 1.5 years

I’m doing my PhD in Human Geography and he’s doing his PhD in Medical Physics. But we met in a salsa class.Laure-EliseFrance 1.5 yearsTasosGreece1.5 years

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Saturday, September 5, 2015

9. Yuan Zhang from China: Been in Australia 26 years

I feel very lucky because I can be a part of two cultures, both the culture of the East and the West, so my life is full...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

10. Saira from Pakistan: Been in Australia 5 years

12 years ago, I was kidnapped in Pakistan. Even though it was a long time ago, it still feels like yesterday to me. At...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Friday, August 28, 2015

11. Hassan from Afghanistan: Been in Australia 16 years

I came here in 1999, at the age of 17, by myself, without any family. My father was killed by the Taliban. Then, one...

Posted by New Humans of Australia on Saturday, September 12, 2015

(H/T: BuzzFeed

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