Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Living as a refugee is not for the faint-hearted, given the trauma and the tedium of daily life; but finding his soul mate is definitely one of the best things that can happen to Pele Okumu.

“I want my wife back”, says Pele, a Sudanese refugee, who has been trying, unsuccessfully, to re-unite with his wife for the past two years. “I’m so lonely without her…I’m completely lost”.

Pele has now lodged an application with the Immigration Department to bring his beloved wife, Mary, to Australia from a refugee camp in Kenya. And the whole community is right behind him. Voices of support are coming from the left, right, and centre.

Meanwhile, you are invited to support Pele in his quest for family re-union.
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