Fears and worries
The cause of family separation are many: from conflict to persecution, terrorism to natural disasters. Many people can live for years without knowing the fate of missing family.
Worry is the predominant feature of people’s lives when forcibly separated from family. People fear for the physical security and financial stability of family still living in difficult situations.
These concerns significantly interfere with many people’s psychological wellbeing, their capacity to concentrate, sleep, study or work and can impact their ability to settle into a new life in Australia.
Connecting with a missing family member can return happiness, hope and a sense of restoration and new life.