" We're just human like the rest of you. And, as much as anyone wants the best for their kids and for their families and for their wives, this is the same thing as refugees would want. And the pain that we have gone through, it's not, it's something that some people will only understand, but they will never be able to experience. And God forbid that anyone has to go through this. "
Nyadol on National Radio in Australia
Food Price Crisis
In the same year, Oxfam was positioned as the foremost authority on the global food price crisis in Australia. Promoting investment in small scale agriculture was at the heart of this campaign and is still the main way to address food shortages.
As part of their advocacy for refugees, in 2008, Oxfam built a simulated refugee camp in the middle of Melbourne through which people could tour. This was part of a number of initiatives that helped maintain the quota of African refugees to which the country grants asylum every year.
This integrated communications campaign resulted in 8 tv stories segments (including two in prime time news bulletins) international coverage on (BBC World & Al Jazeera).