New Zealanders from refugee backgrounds participating fully in New Zealand life
NEWS: Fleeing war, dreaming of a new life in New Zealand
Margaret John is a boardmember of the ChangeMakers Refugee Forum
Margaret John fled South Sudan in 1999 when violence from the Second Sudanese Civil War reached her town, Torit. She hid for almost a month in the jungle with her children before later coming to New Zealand as a refugee. She tells us the amazing story of her family’s survival and how she confronts racism in her new country.