After speaking out against their government in her home country, Farah and her family were subject to a series of violent attacks. Their only option was to flee. She came to Australia seeking safety. Yet when her husband Kazem* lost his work due to COVID-19, the family were thrust into uncertainty and despair.
“We didn’t know what to do. We began to sell our furniture, clothes – anything spare we could find, just to pay the rent,” says Farah. “It got to the point where we had to choose between eating and paying rent.”
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*Name and key details have been changed due to fear of retribution.