Wednesday, March 16, 2005

PATRICK'S NEW HOME

African refugees continue to flee the civil war, poverty and persecution in such countries as Burundi, Rwanda, and Sudan. A case in point is Patrick Ntarkiruti, who has found a new home in Australia after spending eight years in a Tanzanian refugee camp. He arrived in Adelaide with his wife and five children, four of whom were born in the refugee camp.

Patrick’s family is part of the group of 64 refugees from Africa who are lucky enough to call Australia home.

“I wanted to live a new life”, said Patrick. “I am very, very happy to live in Australia”. This sentiment is shared by the overwhelming majority of the new arrivals.
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