‘My own son cannot get a job now’: Sydney’s Sudanese hit by Melbourne ‘ripple effect’

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As Melbourne’s Sudanese community fought to defend itself this year from blanket accusations of gang violence, the ripple effect was felt hundred of kilometres away in the western Sydney suburb of Blacktown.

  • Lisa Visentin
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Victoria Kisanga, who arrived in Blacktown 17 years ago after fleeing Sudan’s civil war, said securing employment had become increasingly difficult for Sydney’s South Sudanese refugees in the wake of the intense media and political scrutiny of…

“My own son cannot get a job now because of that [Melbourne] situation,” Ms Kisanga, a mother of three, said.

“Our kids were…

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