Hunger, violence and constant stress: The brutal truth of life as a child refugee

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As a former child refugee, I feel very strongly for the children on Nauru. I know the sense of uncertainty and hopelessness that comes from being stuck in limbo — not knowing if or when you might get to live freely in a…

  • Sayed Rabbani
  • ABC

I was just 9 years old when my family fled Afghanistan for the third time in 2001, when the war in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks on America began.

I remember the first airstrike hitting 15 kilometres from where we lived. The missile shook the entire city.

We had to…

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