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Isaiah - a Long Journey from Sierra Leone to Australia

Isaiah is a former refugee from the Republic of Sierra Leone who arrived in Australia in November 2006 after fleeing due to civil war.

Isaiah spent 14 years in many refugee camps in Guinea, West Africa. Today he is a qualified Social Worker and lives with his wife and five children in Melbourne.

“Close families were killed, carnage and anarchy was the order of the day in Sierra Leone. There was nowhere safe and everyone was fleeing for his or her life. In the process of escaping the war, I was left behind by my parents. I walked for three days and three nights to reach safety in neighboring Guinea where I met my parents.”

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