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Refugee experience app

Walk in the shoes of a Somalian villager forced to leave their home and make life or death decisions in this interactive app created by Australian Red Cross.

Take the journey made by millions 

And then I was a refugee... is a free app from Australian Red Cross that takes you on a journey made by asylum seekers and refugees every day.

Understand the situations they face and the choices they must make in your own interactive experience.

Opening in a small village in West Somalia, the first decision to make is, whose path will you follow, Hani or Samaan? Their home and village has been destroyed and they are on the run. The decisions you make will determine the path they take as they try to reach the safety of a refugee camp. 

Download the refugee experience app

*Important iOS compatibility information

And then I was a refugee... is compatible with any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 4.3 to 10.3.3 only. This app is not compatible with later versions of iOS. 

Understanding the crisis 

And then I was a refugee… is based on the research and insights of experienced Australian Red Cross staff and volunteers as well as international development organisations. It highlights some very real scenarios faced by people from refugee backgrounds including hunger and dehydration, tribal links, insecurity, people smuggling and endless queues. 

Our goal is to demystify the refugee experience and show people that this is a crisis millions of people find themselves in today. To add even more to the authenticity we have included stories and photos of people who have had a refugee experience and are now settled in Australia. 

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